Keep yourself in the picture – July 2018 engagement news

27 July, 2018
Employee engagement news July 2018

Monthly focus on Employee Engagement and Employee Communications – July 2018

At The Big Picture People, we’re passionate about employee engagement and communication in the workplace and keep a more-than-keen eye on news, current thinking and future developments that affect the way we all work.

We’ve condensed the most provocative, insightful, and interesting news and blogs that we’ve read from the past month into this article. You can find out:

  • How might you use the power of global events like the World Cup to bring people together and engage employees in the workplace?
  • The latest insight into employee engagement, taking a lead from neuroscience to help optimise learning and creative practices.
  • How flexible working practices and the adoption of innovation are designed to attract millennials and prepare the ground for Gen Z.
  • How a GP partnership serving 33,500 patients used team huddles to tackles communication breakdowns and improve teamwork.
  • How the dangers of becoming over-reliant on technology during change may be causing us to be less able to “think on our feet” when things don’t go as planned.

To access each story below, just click on the headline. We hope they help to inform and inspire, and perhaps provide discussion ideas for your next team huddle. If there’s anything We’ve missed, or a topic you’d like us to tackle for you, please get in touch.


Why every company should embrace the World Cup

Whether you liked it or not, football probably invaded your workplace over the last few weeks. But don’t fear: major sporting events don’t have to be a big waste of time and resources and can actually boost productivity!


Neuroscience offers insights into employee engagement

Experts in neuroscience and psychology are combining to improve understanding of employee behaviour in a bid to boost engagement.


Why UK businesses are clocking on to new ways of enabling flexible working

Employers are increasingly adopting policies to support flexible and remote working. It’s a sensible move. As technology redesigns the way we live, consumer expectations are rapidly changing, forcing employers to rethink traditional operations and create modern, digital workplaces.


How morning ‘huddles’ improved practice team-working

Find out how how a simple idea borrowed from pre-operative medicine has helped a doctor’s practice to improve staff teamworking and communication, building morale and enhancing patient safety along the way.


Should managers disconnect organisational change and technology?

Is technology causing people to unlearn the ability to pay attention to their environment? When things go wrong, are people now less able to navigate a new course through change?

We hope you find these stories informative and please feel free to share this article with your colleagues and wider network. Once again, if there’s anything we’ve missed, or a topic you’d like us to include in future digests, please get in touch.

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