By Pascal Beucler, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP
“Il n’est de richesse, que d’hommes”
– Jean Bodin (1530 – 1596)
“People are the only true source of wealth,” this quote from Jean Bodin should encourage us to focus on people’s development, and to innovate, in the spirit of a well-needed renaissance.
In this issue of the People’s Insights Quarterly Magazine, we explore the challenge of employee disengagement: Why has it become such a pressing issue today? What works today? How can we move from behind to ahead? The answer lies in accepting that the norm has shifted and in embracing new realities.
Firms are Conversations
Social doesn’t stop at the door of the firm. Re-invention needs social business at its core. Too often, the challenge is that C-suites are too conservative and change-adverse. But staff’s disengagement is a serious threat and must be addressed.
Performance with Purpose and Participation
For the millennials today, and for the Gen Z of tomorrow, corporate citizenship is highly meaningful. They join a company also because they like what this company says it stands for, and do demonstrate their commitment to the cause. Purpose + People is the combination which helps solve the (Re)Engagement Equation, as collaborative social innovation is at the heart of employee’s expectations.
From Day 1 to Exit: Insights from Employees
Insights & data analysis, permanent research, participatory observation, test & try interactions: the Employee Experience Journey needs to be analyzed in all dimensions, with the consultation of all stakeholders inside the firm – and sometimes outside of it. Only such a holistic approach will help develop a strong and sustainable Employer Value Proposition.
Together Works Far Better
Promoting mobility, creativity and team spirit, together with diversity, should be at the heart of talent’s development strategies in all industries. Positive engagement is what’s fueling a “People’s Network.”
We invite you to explore these ideas over the next pages, and beyond, in your work and with your people.