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In Chaotic Times, What Are Your Employee Experience No-Nos?

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At DecisionWise, we use the Listen, Understand, and Act model to help guide our clients in their employee listening programs. In this blog post, I would like to focus on using a different mental model to help us understand the employee experience (EX) from a unique perspective.

Podcast: Crisis Communication

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In this episode, we sit down with DecisionWise Consultant, Chris Storey to discuss how to maintain strong communication ties with employees during a time of crisis.

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7 Employee Listening Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Our clients are worried. Their employees are worried. Our friends, families, and neighbors are worried. It’s frightening, and it’s tough. In fact, I just noticed that “Coronavirus” is now a recognized word in my spell-check dictionary. Will life ever be normal again?

5 Ways to Engage Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Yeah, I know. Using Tom Hanks and the film Cast Away as a metaphor for the mass migration over to working remotely is a bit twisted considering he and his wife, Rita Wilson, are among those who contracted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The latest word is they are doing well and apparently eating too much Vegemite on their toast, so I’m not going to feel too bad about it. The truth is, the shift to working remotely is much more disruptive than some employers think.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Webinar: COVID-19 – Listening to your employees

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Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific Presenters: Tracy Maylett, CEO; Matt Wride, President; and Christian Nielson, VP of Consulting Services Cost: Free. Should COVID-19 change the way we survey or listen to our employees? The answer is yes.

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Podcast: How Managers Can Better Recognize Employees

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Principal Consultant, Dan Hoopes, discusses the topic of how managers can better recognize employees in the workplace. Everybody likes to be acknowledged (in one form or another) for a job well done.

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12 Attributes to Evaluate Your Organization Culture

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An organization’s culture consists of the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that employees share and use on a daily basis in their work.

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Do You Know How to Grow in Your Career?

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With most new jobs, we enjoy a certain “honeymoon phase.” We gush about the modern décor, our cool boss, the great benefits, or the fascinating work we do. We may even be accused of excessive PDA on LinkedIn, but we can’t help it! We are excited about the new opportunity.

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Are Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Only Skin Deep?

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Recently the president of a non-profit organization reached out to ask if I would join his board. He led with several kind compliments about his confidence in my ability to be an effective board member. He then said something that seemed very inclusive: “We need your demographic.”

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

4 Ways To Handle Employee Experience Disruptors

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A new CEO is hired, and your employee engagement scores decline across the board. The answer is simple. A new leader has introduced a challenging wildcard into your employee experience (EX) – uncertainty. Of all the engagement killers we know of, uncertainty can be one of the most damaging.

Employee Engagement Best Practice Award Winners 2020

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Springville, Utah, USA-based employee engagement consulting firm recognizes top-performing organizations with employee engagement best practice awards. Springville, Utah, USA—DecisionWise announced the winners of its 2020 Employee Engagement Best Practice Awards.

The Seven Behaviors of Effective Supervisors

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We gathered our consultants together in this roundtable to discuss the power supervisors wield on the employee experience. Supervisors can either rally the troops for the cause of an organization or contribute to an all-out mutiny! This may be a touch dramatic, but you get the gravity of the issue.

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Listening to Others – Employee Voice

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The Employee Voice. We all want to feel that our experience, ideas, and opinions matter. We want to feel valued by our employers, by our supervisors, and by our teams. In other words, we want to feel heard.

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Employee Engagement & The IKEA Effect

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The IKEA Effect is a cognitive bias that describes a fascinating human behavior. The effect was first identified and described in the Journal of Consumer Psychology by Michael Norton, Daniel Mochon, and Dan Ariely in their article, The IKEA effect: When labor leads to love.

The Five Keys of Employee Engagement - DecisionWise

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Engaged employees fully invest their best selves in the work they do. But what is employee engagement and how is it created?

Webinar: Employee Engagement Best Practices in 2020

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Date: Thursday, January 29, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm (Eastern) Presenter: Dave Long Cost: Free. One question to consider as you think about whether to put effort and investment into employee engagement: “Is engagement worth the effort and investment we put into it?”

Why Employee Engagement Should Always be Introduced in Onboarding

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Think back to your very first job. Was it at the local taqueria as a hostess? Was it delivering newspapers? Or were you a lifeguard at the community pool? You were probably doing the job for a couple of reasons: money and experience.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Preparing Ourselves to Debrief 360s – 7 Recommended Books and Films

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Have we been properly preparing ourselves to debrief 360s? Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Dan Deka, facilitates two 360 Degree Feedback Coaching workshops a year.

How to Encourage Cross-Department Collaboration

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Cross-Department Collaboration is a topic of concern for most companies who want to improve overall employee engagement. Our consultants identify some reasons why working together isn’t always easy or natural.

The Myth of Measurement: Risking Lives for a Goal (Part II)

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During the Vietnam War, pilots report that they risked lives and equipment for the attainment of an immediate result (as defined by a number or metric), rather than an end goal of winning the war (achieving peace, promoting humanitarianism, etc.).

Podcast: How Focusing on Safety Can Improve the Employee Experience

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise President, Matthew Wride, discusses how focusing on not only the physical aspects of safety, but also the emotional and psychological aspects can greatly improve the employee experience.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Podcast: Keeping Optimism in the Workplace

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In this episode, we sit down with DecisionWise Senior Consultant, Spencer Taylor to discuss how to keep optimism in the workplace.

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Understand and Embrace the Employee Voice

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Understand and Embrace the Employee Voice. As a leader in your organization, you must move beyond listening and understand and embrace the employee voice. You’ve probably taken some steps to listen to your employees. You care. You really do.

Do Your Company Values Drive Employee Engagement?

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What does your company stand for? Better yet, what do you—as an individual—stand for? Identifying and understanding the values and beliefs that define you (or your company) is a critical step in solidifying personal or corporate branding.

Why Your Organization Still Struggles with Top-Down Communication

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Why Your Organization Still Struggles with Top-Down Communication. Cecily Jorgensen. •. July 2, 2019. Did your employee engagement survey come back with a low score in “top-down communication?” If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone.

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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Post Traumatic Growth – Recognizing Opportunity in Adversity

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“The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”. – Ernest Hemingway. In the mid-1990’s, two psychologists working at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, coined a new term for a long-observed phenomenon. The term was, “post-traumatic growth”, or PTG.

The Myth of Measurement: When Achieving Goals Gets in the Way of Success (Part I)

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Are you set on achieving goals in 2020? Goal-setters, beware! Those very goals may hinder more than they help. Caution, managers and 360 coaches. You may want to re-think those SMART goals you’ve been inflicting on your employees and coachees. These measurements may be holding them back.

Podcast: Having a Strong Customer Focus

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Sr. Consultant and Executive Coach, Dan Deka, discusses what it means to have a strong customer focus. As a business, you don’t exist without customers. It’s absolutely imperative to build and maintain a strong relationship with them.

Why Most Organizations Are Getting Only Half of Employee Engagement Right

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More organizations today are aware of the benefits of engaged employees. But most are going in circles by addressing just half of the employee experience equation.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.