This content was taken from our latest eBook: ‘The Future of Work: Insights from our global Engagement 101 Influencers’. To download the eBook in full. simply click here.

Greg Simpson

Managing Director

Agent in Engagement

The Future of Work Depends on This

The future of work is about company leaders providing talented individuals with compelling reasons to join, engage, and grow with their organizations. To achieve this, company leaders must focus on the employee experience, a culmination of the countless interactions an employee has with a company.

And which company leader has the most influence on the employee experience? It’s the direct manager, the leader an employee interacts with the most each day. Employees consider managers to be the face of the Company so it’s imperative that companies obsess on selecting the right people for management roles and that they provide continuous development opportunities to those selected.

Direct managers play a key role in moving the company forward in a world of work that is constantly changing. Technological advances, changes in demographics, decentralization, globalization, etc., are causing anxiety. It’s the direct manager who helps employees navigate this considerable uncertainty in conjunction with the potential benefits these disruptions may provide. This requires that managers understand both their employees’ and Company’s purpose and needs in order to find outcomes that create a win-win-win for the employee, the Company, and its stakeholders.

Ultimately, the employee experience drives the degree of employee engagement, a point-in-time measurement. It’s the direct manager that has the most influence over creating a more meaningful, productive, and engaging workplace experience. With a dedicated focus on direct managers, companies AND their employees will thrive because, in the end, an engaged workforce is the foundation of organizational success.

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This content was taken from our latest eBook: ‘The Future of Work: Insights from our global Engagement 101 Influencers’. To download the eBook in full. simply click here.