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Engaging Teams for Success – Insights from “Engage and Elevate”

Kabir Uppal
• February 9, 2024

(5 min read)

A session by Workramp at Engage and Elevate on, the future of work is not just about adapting new tools but also about employees thriving, innovating, & growing

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In the rapidly evolving workplace, engagement and development stand as pillars of successful organizations. The session “How the Best Companies Are Engaging Their Teams” at the Engage and Elevate Conference, featuring Ashwani Jain, Jack Foster, and Meredith Fish, shed light on the transformative strategies top companies employ to empower their teams.

Continuous Feedback: A Game-Changer

Meredith Fish emphasized the importance of a structured feedback framework, crucial in a landscape where remote work blurs the lines of communication. By standardizing feedback, companies can foster a culture of growth and adaptability, key in today’s fast-paced work environment. 

This approach not only enhances engagement but also addresses common reasons for employee turnover, such as the lack of development opportunities.

 

Leadership and Learning: Fueling Innovation

Jack Foster’s insights into WorkRamp’s ‘Lead and Learn’ sessions illustrate the power of combining leadership development with learning opportunities. By involving employees in the creation of educational content, organizations can cultivate a sense of ownership and pride in their work, leading to increased engagement and performance.

The Role of Technology in Engagement

As we navigate the challenges of hybrid and remote work, technology emerges as a vital tool in bridging the gap between teams. Platforms that offer personalized learning paths and career development resources empower employees to take charge of their growth, aligning personal ambitions with organizational goals.

Fostering Connections in a Digital Age

Creating meaningful connections in a remote setting requires intentionality. Simple gestures, such as inquiring about personal interests or organizing virtual team-building activities, can significantly impact morale and engagement. These interactions underscore the importance of seeing employees as whole individuals, not just contributors to the bottom line.

Towards a Future of Empowered Teams

Looking ahead, the integration of AI and advanced technologies promises to revolutionize talent development. However, the core of engagement remains the human touch—understanding, supporting, and investing in employees. 

As Meredith Fish and Jack Foster highlighted, the future of work isn’t just about adapting to new tools but about creating environments where employees can thrive, innovate, and grow.

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