What Are CEOs Saying About Employee Engagement?

What’s your CEO saying about employee engagement? I know mine won’t shut up about it. More and more, CEOs are recognizing the importance of employee engagement and the impact it has on the bottom line. Here’s just a peek at what some CEOs are saying:   DecisionWise Team at Table

“On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work.”
Marilyn Carlson, former CEO of Carlson Companies
“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. . . . It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”
Jack Welch, former CEO of GE
“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”
Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup
“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.”
Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.”
Charles Schwab, Founder of Charles Schwab Corporation
“I think it’s critical for small businesses because there’s only six of us and we wear a lot of hats… just one disengaged employee can be a cancer.”
Mark Whalen, President and Founder of 30 Lines
“We’re competing for people trans-sector, trans-nationally, and in my view employee engagement is a vital ingredient in employee retention.”
Paul Drechsler, Chairman and CEO of Wates
“Employee engagement in times of difficulties and severe economic climate is far more profoundly important now. . . . Employees are willing to give their all when they are well-treated, appreciated. And the ability to unlock that potential is a competitive distinction…It’s their decisions, their actions, their attitude that really make the difference. Imagine taking 10,000 employees, and each and every one of them wanting to give more. That’s really the difference between [us and] a company that has its employees just punching the clock and trying to get through the day.”
Gamal Aziz, CEO of the MGM Grand

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