Engagement vs. Culture : Where should we focus today?
The headline of AON’s 2017 Report on Global Employee Engagement Trends was simple and direct: “Employee engagement is falling.” While this recent trend is notable, the longer term record for organizations attempting to increase employee engagement is even more disturbing, especially given the money and resources thrown at the problem.
Many leaders focus exclusively on managing or changing engagement, which is an aspect of the climate of an organization. Relatively few leaders pay attention to – or even take responsibility for the culture. While both climate/engagement and culture influence the performance and effectiveness of individuals, groups, and organizations, culture tends to be a more reliable predictor of behavior and performance than climate.
Organizations seeking long term success through increased engagement and a healthy culture don’t neglect a deep examination of both.
Join us for our September meeting to examine both Culture and Climate and present a systematic way of measuring and changing employee experience within organizations. You will come away with the tools and knowledge to help organizations differentiate between culture and climate approaches, and then measure and manage real culture factors that drive results for a thriving business.
Also, one attendee to the September program will be selected by random drawing to receive a seat for the Ultimate Culture Conference on Tuesday, October 3rd! The event will feature presentations from culture and leadership trailblazers, including Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Fuda, Robert Cooke, and a virtual session with Edgar Schein.
Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison-7th floor, Chicago, IL.
Session from 730 am until 9 00 am.Optional 9:00 am-10:00 pm open networking and discussions re: business challenges faced by attendees.
RSVP PROCESS for building access. If you plan to attend the meeting, please reply to email@example.com by Tuesday, September 26th with your name as it appears on your photo ID. On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass. If you do not register by September 26th your name will not be on the list you and you will not be able to join the meeting which is located on the 7th floor.
Program Format: Mix of presentation, large group & small group discussion. Informal atmosphere; please bring your own coffee/tea/snacks (note: there is a convenient Au Bon Pain connected to the building, as well as a coffee service on the 7th floor near our meeting room).
Facilitator: Alysun Johns is a Director with Human Synergistics, whose assessments include the Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI®). The OCI is the world’s most thoroughly researched and widely used culture assessment for measuring organizational culture. In addition to the OCI, Human Synergistics provides solutions for assessing climate, as well as the development of leaders, managers, individuals and teams. Alysun has spoken frequently on the subject of culture and climate assessment, and has led workshops around the world educating organizations and consultants on the application of Human Synergistics tools
RSVP PROCESS for building access. If you plan to attend the meeting, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 26th with your name as it appears on your photo ID. On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass. If your name is not on the list you will not be able to join the meeting which is located on the 7th floor. (required for security)
About the Chicago OD Practioners Network
The Internal Consulting PDN of the OD Network Chicago area is a professional development network that meets monthly in downtown Chicago to explore topics centering on internal consulting issues inside organizations across the spectrum of Organizational Development, Human Resources, and Training & Development. Learning from one another's experiences and exploring new perspectives and resources are key areas of focus for the groups. The PDN invites attendance and perspectives from both internal and external (independent) consultants. This is a forum free of direct marketing appeals or overt networking from those in job transition. Come be a part of the conversation!