My whip-smart niece visited me last month. She’s about a year into her first real job and I was curious about her take on the well-documented divide between millennials and other generations. As an organizational development consultant, I thought I possessed some insight into this complex dynamic. I‘d read several articles, watched a popular Simon Sinek interview on millennial workers, and had my own first-hand experience. What she said, however, surprised me.
High employee engagement correlates with better team and organizational performance. Engaged employees help each other out, take greater initiative, and assume more responsibility for aligning their needs with the goals of the company.*
I come from the country that built the Titanic. The ship was assembled in Belfast, a city in the north of Ireland. Three thousand workmen spent two years constructing the great ocean-liner. White Star Line was the company that commissioned and launched the Titanic, and the ship was owned by J.P. Morgan, the American financier.