INTERNAL GROWING: the importance of employee engagement

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In an era so full of possibilities, it’s pretty scary that still exist Companies driven by ancient minds, authority and hard policies. Though 2016 has seen  a growth in working satisfaction for Italian, employees engagement is still not a strong interest for a lot of business men.

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http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2016/11/22/news/istat_dopo_5_anni_torna_la_soddisfazione_nelle_condizioni_di_vita-152528425/

Companies, when choosing their employees, should  be interested in choosing the best and keeping them as much as possible by giving them personal satisfaction and benefits.
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It’s often heard that “a growth of the organization is a growth of all its personnel” but it doesn’t proper work like this because it often happens that as profits level up, employees’ income doesn’t change. Sharing profits is not a common practice. Money generates greediness and more money recall more money.

Without a specific and planned interest, it’s difficult that extra money will be shared or used to improve the work location and people engagement. http://engageforsuccess.org/what-is-employee-engagement

Investment is of course a risk and when you hardly got extra money it’s easier keeping them for you. But here comes the point that make the difference between a strategic top management having a long-period vision and a top management more incline to facts and present results.

When you have a long-period vision then you are more into investment for improvements. http://engageforsuccess.org/the-evidence-wellbeing-and-engagement

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It has been already proved that when employees are happy and satisfied they are able to reach more goals and to reach them easily. They wake up in the morning more energized and excited to go to work (even when this costs like1hour by train and uncountable minutes of walking).
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Companies waste money all the time but when it comes to invest on people there’s always something that stops this action, especially when it is run by old generation of business men which are for sure responsible for the big growth of the company but also of its flat life line. They demand data and demand them instantly with results in the short period.

Only a fresh mind could save the sort of a company that could lead again the market by understanding sentences like “sharing is caring” and “take care of your team”.

Employees are the first PR of the Company. When the boss understand that he is already half-way to make the Company great again. Make them happy and satisfied and you will have PR for free that will provide positive feedback worldwide.

Satisfaction comes not only from tangible things such as benefits, instruments and working place, but also from the ideas and values spread from the company. Support these values  build trust and integrity making people working hard to meet company goals. A company should have its value very clear and when choosing people they of course being projected on who meet these feelings so will work easily, in an environment who respect producing more, bringing ideas and initiatives, growing competence, expertise and personal interest in making the company bigger.

The company on its hands should help creating opportunities to connect with colleagues and improve themselves.

One of the most requested thing on job offers is flexibility. You know what? When people are motivated, like their job and trust the company, they care more what they do and they will work harder to pursue the global success even working extra hours without complaining. They will also probably think about new strategies and ideas of how improve the business when on their way back home, or cooking, or doing sports.

As already mentioned, engagement comes not only by material actions but also from explanations. There may be something undone and the perception is more positive when employees got answers. https://media.giphy.com/media/TjTa6nHJ3oGGs/giphy.gif

Even Google has an history on employees engagement. It is now one of the best company to work for and there’s a reason. They want to hire the best people on the market, they ask a lot by also giving a lot. They want people being proactive to gain the job. Getting the job is the first step of satisfaction. You start an experience and you start it already happy to become part of it. Interview process can be thought  but it will be highly rewarded. http://engageforsuccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/file52215.pdf

Highly structured companies with different roles and levels should be able to differentiate the engagement and satisfaction. Newly employees start working with an idea of the company being happy to be part of it. Their perception may grow or decay by the interaction they will have with their top manager. “People join organization but leave managers”. Top managers are mentor for newly people, when they are satisfied and proactive they will spread values to interns and junior roles making them more commitment to the job by teaching, guiding and also stimulating to enlarge knowledge by themselves.

As Italian, you all know we love pizza. Pizza is great anytime and everywhere and it is also a great occasion to bond relations create a team. Institute the Pizza Days the easiest idea to let see that you care. Combine action with something personal or extra ideas to have a more significant result. Pizza places may also personalize something for these Pizza Days and this may create also a robust collaboration among companies of the same neighborough.

#dailypizza #pizzagram #pizzaatwork #pizzainoffice #teampizza #pizzasquad

These are some pizza sharing moments uploaded on Instagram

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Reference:

EMPLOYEES ENGAGEMENT: http://www.agentinengagement.com/10-ted-talks-relevant-to-employee-engagement/

HAPPINESS AT WORK: https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work

INTERNAL COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS: https://axerosolutions.com/blogs/timeisenhauer/pulse/281/11-ted-talks-on-effective-communication-in-the-workplace

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Silent Disco

Nonostante il fenomeno della discoteca silenziosa esista già da diversi anni (per la precisione si parla addirittura di primi riferimenti in una fiction svedese del 1969), solo nel 2015 sono riuscita a provare questa esperienza. Dei cari amici della Brianza, che propongono sempre qualcosa di diverso, hanno finalmente avuto il coraggio di farci una serata. Coraggio si, perchè come ho detto è un fenomeno conosciuto già da tempo ma non hai mai preso molto piede. Quando se ne parla si immagina sempre quattro ragazzi sfigati che ballano proprio come degli sfigati. A questo si aggiunge una componente di anti-socialità, questi ragazzi in quanto sfigati sono anche asociali, non vogliono parlare e fare nuove amicizie e con le cuffie si sentono al riparo da qualsiasi contatto con altre persone. Già nel 1997 si facevano anche “concerti in cuffia”. Eppure tutti questi eventi sono passati sempre in sordina. La serata a cui ho partecipato io è stata davvero divertentissima. Il fatto di poter scegliere tra 3 canali diversi (rappresentati da 3 diversi dj) permettono di:
– andare in discoteca con tutti i tuoi amici e non dividerti tra serate in base al genere di gruppo
– non annoiarti se ti trovi in un luogo che non ti piace
– poter spaziare tra generi e trovare magari qualche chicca di gioventù che può cambiarti la serata
Inoltre non c’è stata la componente di asocialità, anzi, si instauravano piacevoli momenti di gioia condivisa quando scattava un pezzone classico o una hit famosissima, c’era complicità nel consigliarsi di cambiare canale quando qualcuno si accorgeva che sul “verde” c’era quel pezzo tanto bello. Si cercava poi anche con lo sguardo quelli che stavano ascoltando il tuo stesso dj (riconoscibile dal colore del contorno luminoso delle cuffie).
Insomma, esperienza totalmente positiva da parte mia che considero soprattutto LIBERATORIA: ballare come non ci fosse un domani senza pensare a ciò che pensano gli altri.

Throwback Thursday

E’ Venerdì, ma qui parliamo di qualcosa successa ieri sera quindi Giovedì.
Mi sono trovata in una serata definibile “ignorante” che poi alla fine tanto ignoranti è. Una serata punk rock al RnR di Milano, organizzata da Stage Diving. Al mio arrivo la band, i Pay, aveva già iniziato e a quanto pare i presenti erano già fan della band e caldi al punto giusto. Non ci vuole molto a far scattare il primo stage diving che viene subito replicato a ruota. In pochissimi minuti volano gambe braccia, birre, si staccano pezzi di muro, insegne luminose, cartelli etc (tutto ovviamente in massima sicurezza, precisiamo). Veniamo chiamati a fare ancora più casino quando la band deve registrare un video su una canzone facilissima da ricordare: “Ameba”. Viene ripetuta e registrata 4 volte da diverse angolazioni, qui è stato un continuo stage diving con anche più persone contemporaneamente. Libertà assoluta.
Solo una cosa può bloccare il pogo: la birra. Il motivo è uno solo: il prezzo. Visto che non ci troviamo in centri sociali con prezzi sociali, visto che in generale per berti una birra non ti bastano un paio d’euri, visto che la precarietà regna sovrana ecco che coloro che avevano in mano un bicchierone appena spillato si decentralizzavano mettendosi in zone franche. Anche il più duro dei punk ora deve sottostare alla dura legge del costo della birra.

Comuuuunque, stamattina scopro che la band ha già più o meno ventanni di attività alle spalle. Sono grintosi, non sono ragazzini alle prime armi, sanno il fatto loro e soprattutto sanno divertirsi. Io non ero in formissima, non mi sentivo giovanissima ma dentro di me il sangue circolava come se stessi facendo un gran casino, ricordandomi i tempi d’oro quando il “pogo” chiamava e io rispondevo (che poi non ero nemmeno una punk).

ed ecco dove sta il “Throwback”!

una cover dei Pay con un video che rende benissimo l’idea