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Tag: Listening strategy

  • How to Elevate Your Employee Listening Program in 2023

    How to Elevate Your Employee Listening Program in 2023

    A new year offers a fresh start – a chance to set intentions and align actions to make this your best year yet. In addition to reflecting on your personal goals for the year, this is also a great time to pause and revisit the purpose and outcomes of your employee listening program. In 2022, I […]

  • Surveys are One Part of Your Listening Strategy. Are You Over Relying on Them?

    Surveys are One Part of Your Listening Strategy. Are You Over Relying on Them?

    As organizations become more adept at using surveys to gather employee input, there can be a tendency to use surveying as a default – even when it may not be the best method for accomplishing your goal. Survey tools can give everyone the opportunity to share their opinions confidentially, track progress over time, understand the relationship […]

  • Tips for Managing Remote Teams

    Tips for Managing Remote Teams

    A year and a half into the Coronavirus pandemic, many organizations are still experiencing a state of constant change and transition that we expected to last only a couple of months. Organizations are evolving their strategies to fit a new normal, striving to achieve a healthy balance between organizational objectives and employee needs. The Newmeasures’ […]

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Ask: Three Reasons Not to Shy Away from Sensitive Issues in Your Next Survey

    Don’t Be Afraid to Ask: Three Reasons Not to Shy Away from Sensitive Issues in Your Next Survey

    October may be the month of spooky frights but gathering employee input shouldn’t be something to be afraid of.Over the past month I have heard several clients express concerns about whether to ask certain questions as part of their engagement and pulse surveys. I appreciated their honesty when I asked why they were hesitant to […]

  • We Need People Leaders to Support Employee Well-Being

    We Need People Leaders to Support Employee Well-Being

    It’s no secret that managers play a critical role in fostering employee engagement, team morale, and well-being. Often easier said than done even in normal modes of operation, supporting employees in the current state of the world through remote work, a global pandemic, and social justice crises has been a whirlwind of challenge and change […]

  • How Do You Lead in Times of Chaos?

    How Do You Lead in Times of Chaos?

    One of my core values as a leader is authenticity. I have always tried to be transparent and open with my team, no matter the circumstances. I’m finding this particularly challenging during the COVID-19 crisis, as I work to balance being vulnerable and sharing my own fears and struggles, and also being a comfort and […]

  • Phases of Crisis – Employee Experience Matters!

    Phases of Crisis – Employee Experience Matters!

    What a whirlwind the past several weeks have been. As an HR leader, you may feel flooded by articles about Covid-19 and strategies for responding to the coronavirus. You also may feel like you can’t get enough information because it’s such a unique situation that teams are still figuring out how to navigate. And though […]

  • Asking ‘How Are You?’ is Meaningless: Tips for Truly Connecting at Work

    Asking ‘How Are You?’ is Meaningless: Tips for Truly Connecting at Work

    At Newmeasures, we spend a lot of time thinking about how organizations listen. We advise organizations about which questions they should be asking employees, with what frequency, and what to do with the feedback. And while organizations can certainly become more strategic and sophisticated in their approach to listening, at the heart of it all, […]

  • Employees Are Demanding Organizations Evolve How They Listen: Are You Keeping Up?

    Employees Are Demanding Organizations Evolve How They Listen: Are You Keeping Up?

    Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? Your organization tries to respond to employee feedback, but nothing ever happens to close the loop to see if what was done actually made an impact. Your organization occasionally sends out employee surveys but doesn’t have an easy way for employees to share when they have an idea […]

  • Lacking Team Trust? You’re Probably Not Listening

    Lacking Team Trust? You’re Probably Not Listening

    What will it look like when your teams have high trust and strong psychological safety? Picture more risk-taking and creativity; people speak up freely, bring concerns to someone’s attention, and openly share ideas. Individuals feel like they belong and can be their true selves at work. All these great team dynamics and behaviors require psychological […]

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