We created our Engage app to drive modern communication, and tailor our Culture as a Service products to drive a cultural rich workplace, but how do they work.
Consistency and rigour are the backbone of our cultural methodology, based on open and honest communication, so here are some of the people we’ve helped and continue to help on their cultural journey.
Your people are your greatest asset. Communicating with them will always be both your greatest
challenge and your greatest strength.
We took out engage as it ticked boxes that other companies couldn’t offer - mostly around the live temperature test of engagement which was incredibly important to us.
We had also ditched our appraisals, so it made sense to have an alternative way of managing performance.
A few months in and we realised that actually it was far a more powerful tool - the people team could use the data to spot potential flight risks.
We learnt that we could make simple changes to our people’s experience and lift their engagement on the spot by understanding individually what was motivating them and demotivating them.
We intend to use the data to both support our peoples ongoing development but also to hold our leaders to account.
“We had a very valuable and successful workshop for our senior leadership team at Michelin, Using Engage Your People as our consultants.
Kate Wood is an engaging and motivating facilitator, creating energy and devising a clear goal and mission to the session. We connected as a leadership team and this session has helped us to develop a clear roadmap to develop and enhance our working culture”
Helen Ratcliff Marketing Director - UK & ROI
The utterly brilliant Kate Wood recently presented at my team event at the British Aerospace Museum. Her story on how she drove Chess ICT to be the Sunday Times #1 company to work for was inspirational and she delivered her speech with real humour, vulnerability and heart.
To say that Kate is passionate about engagement and the development of her colleagues really doesn’t do it justice - her enthusiasm/energy come through in spades. If you have a problem with engagement - or just want to make the step change from good to great - then I urge you to pick up the phone to Kate
We have been using Engage for over a year and have over 300active users.
We have struggled with traditional appraisals which in reality had become a single event and provided limited value. Engage has transformed the process providing a structured approach and introducing monthly 121. It has provided an environment that helps build relationships between managers and their staff.
It is starting to have real impact and has also highlighted several issues enabling action to be taken.
We have evidence from a recent engagement survey that shows improvement in performance.
ENGAGE will only improve over time and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to provide a more ‘connected’ way to measure not just performance but how someone actually feels enabling intervention if required.
We adopted Engage in November 2018.From our staff surveys the biggest issue raised was a lack of 2 way communication with team leaders about individuals roles.We were introduced to Engage who presented their vision on how 121’s and interaction with your leaders should look like.
Since we adopted Engage we have seen several staff identify training needs and gain clarity in what they are expected to do and how. The ability for the manager to receive feedback has also been invaluable to managers who sometimes are left with no one to assess them.
I would recommend Engage to any business looking to build a rapport between its staff and management while also increasing staff engagement through clear progression and training Identification
For me engage is the sort of technology that is needed in today’s modern workplace.
Being responsible for the Customer Experience and Service Desk across multiple sites can be a challenge and one of the many benefits of Engage for me is being able to track morale.
If there is a challenge in a team or at a particular site I can address this quickly, ensuring it doesn’t impact productivity or most importantly our customers.
Engage is simple to use, it is flexible, as you can access on multiple devices. It helps me manage my people with clarity and ease.
It unique in its offering and is a powerful tool to be used in the success of not only people development but business development too. Happy people = Happy customers!
Engage has encouraged and enabled our (techier) managers to address their team’s emotional wellbeing better.
Engage has encouraged all managers to focus on progress and development, rather than the person’s task list.
Every person has been given the tools to make the company aware of how they feel.
More people have had their 1-2-1 this month, than any month in our history!
Working with Kate is always a pleasure! She brings her authentic self ( and dresses with pockets!) to everything she does and her passion for making the world a more equal, ethical and empowering place for women to be shines in everything she does.
Her knowledge and dedication to the WIT network as well as her energy and humour when it comes to public speaking make her a panelist I always look forward to hearing!
Engage Your People is uniquely placed to support organisations that are serious about embracing and harnessing the power of cultural transformation.
I’ve been really impressed with the product and impact it can have and the energy and commitment demonstrated by the leadership team. A new product for a new age
A simple user experience with visual reporting tracks interaction between leaders and their teams; valuable to the individual and a key asset for the organisation on how to support and reward your people.