In the book Agile Engagement Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson describe a framework that business leaders can use to improve engagement of the people working at their organization. They explain why employees can be disengaged and show how you can measure and drive engagement in organizations.
I did an interview with Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson about major changes that are happening in the labor market, how managing freelancers differ from managing employees, examples of companies which have significantly changed their office policies and how that worked out for them, and which factors influence the performance of teams and how to use the Emplify Score for measuring Agile Engagement. You can read it on InfoQ: Q&A on the Book Agile Engagement.
15 quotes from Agile Engagement
Here’s a set of 15 quotes from the book Agile Engagement. I’m tweeting these quotes with #AgileEngagement:
It may look different at each organization, but done right, engagement renders tremendous business results
When your employees feel disengaged, you’ve got a serious problem. Processes and procedures won’t help you to get them engaged. As a manager you need to create a culture where people can do their work in a good way and feel appreciated. Adopting an agile way of working supports that, if you do it in a proper way.
If managers want their employees to adopt agile, then they should do the same and become agile themselves. To become agile managers must think agile and be an example. They have to adopt an agile mindset, and giving room for others to do the same. If a managers really adopts agile then they will treat their employees differently.
To increase employee engagement you may have to change the way you manage your people. The book Managing for Happiness provides practices and ideas for managers to engage their employees.