What if culture change cost no money and was fun?

Posted in: Change, Contrary Advantage, Diversity, Engagement- Sep 01, 2010 No Comments

My conscious interest in change dates back to the Cuban Revolution in the 1950’s and later was reinforced by memories of the devastation in Germany after World War II. Then traveling or living in conflict-ridden areas, the question of how to make change that did not trigger a backlash or cause so much destruction became […]

15 Tips for Respectful Dialogue

Posted in: Contrary Advantage, Engagement- Aug 21, 2010 2 Comments

In your own words, why are each of these tips important? Welcome the truth. Keep body language open.  Uncross arms and legs Remove obstacles between partners. No desk or table between you Breathe slowly and relax Keep relaxed eye contact.  Don’t look down or into space Let the Contrary who asked for the dialogue  lead […]

Tips for Community and Diversity Engagement

Posted in: Diversity, Engagement- Aug 08, 2010 1 Comment

Leave a Good Name Behind in Case you Return – African Proverb Be remembered as honest, trustworthy and capable of telling the truth without inflicting pain, being open to new ideas, giving credit where it is due, mentoring and demonstrating selflessness and generous behavior. This kind of legacy behavior is welcomed anywhere, not just in […]

Vision of a Regenerative Work Culture

Posted in: Change, Engagement, Leadership- Aug 08, 2010 1 Comment

Key performance factors are common in a Regenerative Work Culture. This vision describes a few of them: A Site and/or Business Vision and Mission guides the work •    The Mission and Vision have been communicated throughout the entire organization •    People know how their role contributes to the Mission and Vision and customers •    Each […]

Rene Rodriguez on Employee Engagement

Posted in: Engagement, Leadership- Aug 08, 2010 No Comments

The 2003  Towers Perrin Report on Engagement, plus several dozen rigorous studies,  have shown that when Employee Engagement improves, Revenue Increases  and the Cost of  Goods Sold Decreases. <strong>A 10% improvement in  Engagement creates a 1% improvement in revenue … and a 3% improvement in  profitability. </strong> We believe that employee engagement and  resilience are […]

What is a Culture of Engagement?

Posted in: Engagement, Leadership- Aug 07, 2010 2 Comments

Generate Quality Results with a Culture of Engagement and Vitalization The proven Volentum approach makes it easier to grow and change through vitalized, energetic work cultures of engagement. The Volentum approach builds upon group strengths, stimulating rapid problem solving of real issues and building or repairing trust and teamwork. The results are reduced conflict, change […]

Improving Engagement Improves Revenues

Posted in: Change, Engagement, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Videos- Jan 28, 2010 No Comments

  The 2003 Towers Perrin Report on Engagement, plus several dozen rigorous studies, have shown that when Employee Engagement improves, Revenue Increases and the Cost of Goods Sold Decreases. A 10% improvement in Engagement creates a 1% improvement in revenue … and a 3% improvement in profitability. We believe that employee engagement and resilience are […]

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