The one thing that all the employee engagement surveys agree on is that the Employee Engagement sucks :( Dis-engagement of employees costs billions of dollars to corporations every year.
While traditional management consultancies promise great results and charge fat money to create engagement programs the results show consistently same levels of disengagement year after year. Traditional approaches that are top-down, uses organizational position/power, aren't spinning the engagement wheel anymore - specially with the younger generation of millennials and knowledge workers.
Most of the traditional approaches to engagement also need a lot of time, effort and financial resources. ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches on the other hand command no power and authority within the organization. Yet, they aspire to and passionately create highly collaborative, self-organizing and high performing teams. They help people to upgrade their mindset and behavior and facilitate transform of organizations.
While working with various teams in the capacity of a ScrumMaster and Agile Coach, Kamlesh Ravlani has experimented various techniques and codified six such strategies that helped create an environment where his team members connected with other team members at much deeper human level, creating unprecedented levels of engagement and bonding. He has explored and tried variations of implementations of these strategies. The engagement results have been moving.
In this sessions, Kamlesh shares six strategies that are easy to implement and yet very engaging. Anyone with good intentions in the organization can apply these strategies without need of any expense tools, organizational authority or power and can facilitate an environment that resonates with employees, people find safe to contribute, and remain deeply engaged with. Kamlesh has presented these strategies and findings at various groups and conferences, upon listening to some of the stories, audience have experienced their heart warmed and have applauded cheerfully in the sessions.

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

- Agenda and Intro - 2 min

- State of Employee Engagement. Survey Results - 3 min

- Traditional engagement approaches and implications - 5 min

- Why create environments to engage? - 5 min

- The Science (Neuro-science, Psychology) of Engagement - 5 min

- Measuring Engagement - 5 min

- Strategies to create environments that elevate engagement - 60 min

   #1 - Expression 

   #2a - Clarity

   #2b - Table activity

   #3 - Responsibility

   #4 - Feedback

   #5a - Fun

   #5b - Group activity (Through a quick 5 minute fun activity I will demonstrate how quickly and simply a facilitator change the group dynamics, energy and engagement of the group.  This activity will be loud and cheerful)

   #6 - Surprise

- Q&A - 5 min


PS: I've been presenting on the Science of Engagement, Customer Engagement, Employee Engagement topics for few years now. I've presented this session at 4 public conferences / user groups and few in-house groups (half day and full day workshop) in India and USA.

PSS: Alternate to a 90 min workshop, I would love to do it as a evening keynote in a 45 / 20 min talk. However during this I'll only cover 2 of the 6 strategies and no exercise.

Learning Outcome

- State of Employee Engagement. Survey Results and Implications.

- The Science and Psychology of Engagement

- How traditional engagement approaches fare today

- Strategies that help create environments that elevate engagement across the generations

Target Audience

ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Leaders, Anyone interested to create highly engaging environment



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