Series 2: The how to getting employee experience right.
David MacLeod, OBE for Services to Business and Employee Engagement, joins me in this really interesting episode (even if I say so myself!). David talks about his passion and expertise around enabling people to work to their full potential, and he should know a thing or two about it. In 2009, along with Nita Clarke, David produced the Engage for Success report for the Secretary of State for Business, and this really shone a light on how to improve employee experience and business outcomes.
Since then, David has developed the Engage for Success movement, committed to the idea that there is a better way to work; a better way to enable personal growth and organisational growth by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work. The movement focuses on growing awareness about the power and potential of employee engagement, provoking people to think, to learn and to take action. So who better to share his insights on this podcast?!
We explore a lot (and we could have continued talking for hours!) including:
How the 2009 report came about
Goals vs strategy
Processes vs people
What employee engagement really means
The evidence that shows people first is a must
The relevance of Engaging for Success in the current climate
How organisations can address engagement using four enablers
The widening gap between good and poor managers
Top tips for leaders to drive change now
If you're really interested in making a difference to employee engagement, contact us to find out more or check out the Engage for Success Movement- open your mind, learn ways to make a real difference, take action.
More about David
David is co-founder of Engage for Success. He is a visiting Professor of the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), An Honorary Professor of Nottingham Business School, a fellow of the Institute of Marketing, the RSA and a companion member of the CMI. David is co-author, with Nita Clarke, of the MacLeod Report, ‘Engage for Success’ described by the CMI as the definitive work on this subject. This follows an early career in marketing followed by becoming a divisional CEO of a global business. He has been an NED of three Government Departments and has worked for a year and a half in the Cabinet Office. David was awarded an OBE for services to Employee Engagement and Business in June 2013.