Employee engagement isn’t going away any time soon. The debate still rages - should it sit with the Internal Communications or should it sit with the HR department? Emic has experience of working with both sides of the coin and we’ve come to this simple conclusion - they shouldn’t compete and they are not the only players on the field.
Like a good game of soccer everyone has a really important part to play in ensuring the team slowly moves up the leagues and wins the championship. But just like soccer, the pressure of each role changes as each game and each season develops.
HR need to do a great job of ensuring that the best talent is on the pitch - in the right position and has everything they need. Communication makes sure everyone is facing the right direction, know what strategy they are going to play and tactics to deploy. The CEO and the rest of the executive team play an essential role in the dug-out and the changing room as well as the press conference and the supporters club.
But it’s not just the corporate managers in the team. Great clubs don’t get anywhere without the support of the loyal crowd of supporters, the employees. The people who are inspired by the managers and turn that inspiration into an atmosphere at the ground that makes the managers play harder to win.
So let’s stop this debate start thinking about the part we all have to play in delivering consistent silverware into the cabinet every season.
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