September 17 2017
By: Terry L. Mathis
I have been asked by several organizational leaders what went wrong with their initiative to increase employee engagement. In several cases the employees were given opportunities to participate but not given support by their leaders when they tried to do so. Support is a critical element of any employee engagement initiative and yet is often an afterthought. The role of the employee was carefully planned, but the support role of the leaders and supervisors was completely left to chance.
Engagement without support is a dumping of responsibility, not empowerment!
Terry Mathis, Founder and retired CEO of ProAct Safety, has served as a consultant and advisor for top organizations the world over. A respected strategist and thought leader, Terry has authored five books, numerous articles, videos and blogs, and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations. EHS Today has named him one of the '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS' four consecutive times. Business leaders and safety professionals seek Terry's practical insight and unique ability to introduce new perspectives that lead to real change.