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The New Rules of Engagement

Your treatment of your employees is reciprocal— whether you like it or not, it will come back to you and has a major impact on your organization. Our innovative strategies for employee engagement change the way managers inspire, motivate and connect with their employees. 

Strategies to inspire real loyalty and productivity.            

Employee engagement has been embraced more and more over the past couple of decades. The problem: most of the initial engagement approaches have never been updated to reflect today’s workforce.

The rules are different now.

Attention spans are shorter. Employees expect instant gratification. Your team accesses information real-time, on-the-go and anticipates that communication will be the same.

Our employee engagement strategies are grounded in behavioural economics and extensive field experience, updated to the expectations of today’s multigenerational workforce.

The practice leaders at BI WORLDWIDE Canada fielded pioneering research to identify the New Rules of Engagement. These discoveries are now the subject of a new book by BI WORLDWIDE. Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They’re Real People is groundbreaking and it’s what we implement with our clients in Canada and around the world.

We offer a wide range of employee engagement solutions, including strategy, measurement, analytics, learning solutions, leader and manager coaching and assessments.

Let’s change the way you engage your team with our New World New Rules of Engagement study. 

Learn more about each of the New World New Rules of Engagement.

More than ever, great managing is a matter of intense understanding of each unique individual — knowing their abilities, their aspirations and how they work best. Success on this rule is critical for achieving all the others.

Money isn't everything. It only gets you so far. But companies that mishandle this emotional area will make it a bigger deal than it has to be.

Never have work, personal life and health been so inextricably connected. Protecting employees’ holistic wellbeing doesn’t just reduce costs; it invigorates the employees and the business.

In lieu of permanent placements and pensions, employers are expected to provide growth opportunities. Offering tools, learning and development for employees to be successful will grow your top talent — and your bottom line.

Employees cannot fully commit to a company they do not feel a part of. Fostering a sense of belonging within the organization, the team and the work itself is critical for employees to stay and do exceptional work.

Gone are the days of top-down leadership. The best ideas may come from employees, so listen with an open mind and use those ideas to shape the vision for the future.

People need to be part of something bigger than just a job and a paycheque. Meaning drives higher performance.

What people do today is largely motivated by where they think it will take them in the future. It's as true on the job as it was for every employee dreaming of a future career when he or she was in school. Companies that are deliberate about helping employees chart that future get those people's best work.

What a company recognizes gets repeated. Making a big deal of employees’ accomplishments ensures the victories will be multiplied.

People have always been willing to take one for the right team but only if they feel others will do the same. With more people working remotely than ever before, it’s never been more important to create conditions that foster strong collaboration.

True empowerment is not just a place to voice ideas but having those ideas seriously considered. It’s not just being told to take a risk but being supported when the risk does not go as planned. Empowering this way will ignite inspiration.

Your best employees are eager to accomplish something incredible together. Challenge, rally and support them wholeheartedly and you’ll be struck by what they can do.

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