Mr. Bartender mentioned what is believed to be an old Chinese Proverb the other day. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” It reminded me that the same philosophy applies to employee engagement.
The ideal time to deal with engagement was decades ago. Developing organizational culture takes time. Training managers takes time. But you know that. So, what do you do if employee engagement hasn’t been priority number one?
Don’t let it keep the organization from taking action. Like the proverb says, “the second-best time is now”. Here are seven