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The workplace drumbeat has been loudly beating about the advantages of employee engagement for several years now.

And why not? Who wouldn’t want employees who are so connected to their job and their organization that they would go above and beyond the call of duty to do whatever is needed without being asked to do it? That all sounds too good.

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The Key to Boosting Employee Engagement

By Mark Baril

Employee engagement is a hot topic in business these days, and for good reason. To put the issue into stark perspective, here are two statistics for you: 70% of U.S. workers have been found to be either not engaged or actively disengaged at work (Source: Gallup “State of the American Workplace” 2014 report); and increasing employee engagement investments by 10% can increase profits by $2,400 per employee, per year (Source: Workplace Research Foundation). Corporate learning researcher and advisor, Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte, notes that “engagement has not gone up for the last 20 or 30 years.”

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Culture – Why is it Complicated?

By Donna Brighton

Culture is not about employee happiness, how an organization feels, or about employee morale. Culture isn’t casual dress or foosball tables. Culture is multi-dimensional and interconnected. Culture is unique and complicated because people are unique and complicated.

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My admiration for Challenger brands—brands that look squarely in the eyes of the incumbents, the Goliaths of a category, and say “There is a better way and here it is”—stems from a discipline and devotion to their Purpose that isn’t swayed by fashion, trend or whim. They remain focused on the reason their founders began the company to start with.

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