OCTOBER 2016 DAI SOLUTIONS ADVISOR
Today’s workplace is diverse, with organizations made up of employees spanning three generations. Gaining buy-in on organizational strategy and goals can be complicated because each generation has their own way of communicating. In this edition of DAI Solutions Advisor, we explore what successful employee engagement looks like and why it is vital to the health of organizations. Read the October DAI Solutions Advisor here.
ENGAGED EMPLOYEES EQUAL SUCCESS
Improving employee engagement is not simply about improving productivity — although organizations with a high level of engagement do report 22 percent higher productivity, according to a Gallup Organization’s analysis of 1.4 million employees. Strong employee engagement promotes a variety of outcomes that are good for employees, clients and organizations. For instance, organizations with highly engaged employees: Have twice the rate of success of organizations where engagement is low Have lower absenteeism and turnover Report improved quality of work and health Employee engagement is the employee’s sense of purpose as evident in their display of dedication, persistence and effort in their work or overall attachment to their organization and its mission. Really, engagement boils down ...
ENGAGING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
Often, leaders think that defining their strategy is the most important activity they will perform all year. But, in reality, getting their workforce aligned with that strategy is even more critical. And that engagement starts by involving the workforce in the creation of strategic goals from the outset. Receiving feedback from employees is one of the most effective ways to determine how success can be achieved because they are the “boots on the ground,” and often have innovative and creative ideas. But even more than letting the workforce influence ideas about the organization’s strategy, the strategy must be one that employees believe in. It’s not enough to design the perfect strategic plan and then close the books on it for another year. Nor is it enough to have a manager meeting to rel ...
DAI SOLUTIONS AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CONTRACT
DAI Solutions was recently awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Information Sharing Environment Office (ISEO) Blanket Purchase Agreement along with The Ambit Group and Alethix. Continue reading