There are plenty of self-appointed employee engagement experts promoting their own ideas about how to build a culture of engagement. But few offering advice on this important subject have ever had to try to engage employees while managing the P&L for a growing firm and ultimately being responsible for providing those employees a secure place to work.
Forbes Magazine contributor, Mike Kappel is the founder and CEO of Patriot Software based in Canton, Ohio. A company he established in 1986. He is responsible for the well-being of nearly 400 employees across five businesses generating millions in recurring revenue. We recently came across an article he wrote for Forbes called How to Establish a Culture of Employee Engagement and thought his practical advice for inspiring employees would be valuable to practically any business leader.
In it, Mr. Kappel offers five simple steps to create a culture of engagement that are brilliant in their simplicity.
- Don’t Skin Onboarding and Training
- Set Company Goals
- Acknowledge Employees
- Focus on Employee Development
- Don’t Micromanage
In the article, Mr. Kappel offers straightforward advice from a successful leader who has been engaging people for over 30 years.
How to Establish a Culture of Employee Engagement was originally in Forbes.com, January 4, 2018
Contributor Mike Kappel.
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