Employee Engagement

You manage things, you lead people. - Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. - Anne Mulcahy


HBR Research Shows That Engaged Employees Are 25% More Productive Then Their Average Peers

Understanding How to Effectively Engage Employees Is A Critical Performance Enabler

At Change Essentials we have a passion for understanding what makes people stay or go in organizations. We have significant experience assessing employee engagement in federal and commercial organizations. We have identified the key factors that block and enable stronger employee engagement. We have built practical and effective action plans to strengthen employee engagement in large and small organizations.

  • As part of building our integrated employee engagement action plans we have conducted a series on online webinars to strengthen management skills effectiveness.
  • We have helped managers set and clarify expectations, improve their ability to give feedback, empower, motivate, treat employees fairly and build trust with their employees. We have increased managers' knowledge and awareness around diversity and inclusion.
  • We have conducted 360 management assessments and delivered tough feedback to identify areas for improvement.
  • We have worked with senior leadership teams to strengthen their effectiveness as they lead organizations. Gallup research shows that up to 70% of the variance in employee engagement is due to how employees are being managed.
  • We have streamlined ineffective processes that frustrate employees.
  • We have clarified values and norms and identified toxic behaviors that lead to engagement and retention issues.

Results from partnering with our clients on employee engagement issues include increasing retention by 1% (and reducing the associated costs) in one year in a highly competitive IT business.

For another client we built a highly tailored competency and development framework to include supporting training and certification. That led to an increased pipeline of new employees, more satisfied employees with clear career paths, more ability for managers to staff client engagements and increased revenue.

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You definitely had a positive impact on both my career and personal goals. Your guidance and understanding was a beacon to me, and I’m truly appreciative of your patience. Thank you very much.

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This is how we can help your organization

Strengthening Executive Team Alignment
You’ve got a critical strategic change to implement in your organization. Strategically you know exactly where you want the organization to go and you know what you want to be different. Now you need to get your executive leadership team on board, aligned with the change and committed to making it a reality. How?
Running Cohort-Based Leadership Development Programs
Change Essentials has designed, managed and facilitated highly effective tailored leadership development programs for 10-75 participants in both commercial and federal organizations.
Resilience Programs
Cultivating Resilience® is a highly effective, 4 month virtual, interactive, and research-based development program designed by Change Essentials LLC specifically to strengthen organizational capacity through increased individual resilience.
Developing Teams
Most work these days is being done by teams and yet these same teams are faced with constant changes: members coming and going; limited resources; changing goals and deadlines; not being co-located; organizational restructuring etc.
Providing Individual (1:1) Coaching Services
Sometimes we have to change because the pain of the status quo has become too much for us to bear. Sometimes we have to change to survive. Sometimes we want to change because we are bored of the status quo and want to build our capacity and grow.
Organizational Change
The rate of change facing government and commercial organizations is staggering. Changes can be driven by legislation, new leadership, old structures and processes no longer working, a change in mission/purpose, new systems, an unhealthy culture, or a need to innovate.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
Change Essentials is committed to creating work environments where individuals and teams of all backgrounds can engage, succeed and thrive. We help people strengthen their awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion through designing and facilitating powerful awareness and skill building programs.
IT Assessment
IT Assessment is a participative 3-month program designed by Change Essentials to baseline the current organizational state, gain employee insights, and collaboratively prioritize IT roadmap.
Strategic Portfolio, Program, and Project Management
Need help implementing Strategic Portfolio Management or Program Management? Your organization has implemented Portfolio or Program Management, but there is growing concern regarding the effectiveness and the value proposition.

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