Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a collection of questions and comments that we hear when talking to people about Employee Engagement and our online program.

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✚ Our managers can't take on something else – they are already overloaded

Team leaders can lose large chunks of time managing poor quality relationships at work. The great thing about An Even Better Place to Work is, it will actually free up your managers' time as team members resolve their own issues and become less dependent on their team leaders. It is leadership through engagement.

An Even Better Place to Work is designed so there will be no additional burden of time or effort on any one person in your organisation. In fact as the program progresses and impacts on behaviors, there will be a generic freeing up of time for all your staff as there will be less moaning, misunderstanding and conflict and much higher levels of collaboration.

Your people can expect to enjoy coming to work more and to find fulfillment at work rather than outside of work.

✚ We already use a staff satisfaction survey

Most annual surveys merely provide point-in-time opinions and aggregate scores that must then be analyzed by Management and Human Resources looking for some (elusive) 'one-size-fits-all' answers.

The Satisfaction @ Work Index is not simply for your managers to get some statistics and then decide on actions. It is for all employees, so each person can have a baseline, decide on relevant actions and measure progress. Management have program oversight and help champion change by encouraging teams to work on what is important to them.

It is a tool for everyone, a tool that aids ownership and equips your people to take responsibility for improving the quality of their work life.

It is not just a's a a solution.

If your company already uses a survey that works, An Even Better Place to Work can act as a solution to the people issues thrown up by the survey i.e. An Even Better Place to Work could 'partner' the survey.

✚ We are initiatived out - we don't want another initiative

Many initiatives struggle because they are seen to simply be management's agenda. An Even Better Place to Work is about the individual's agenda and hence will create a pull rather than the push effect for your organization.

Also, people tend to shy away from the latest 'flavor of the month' as it usually involves even more work for managers. An Even Better Place to Work actually frees up your managers' time and is a systematized leadership program that will get you immediate results.

You can decide whether you want An Even Better Place to Work to have a high profile or move quietly through the company – people can just get on with the program in pairs, in teams and then across teams, even to suppliers and customers.

✚ We don't have time for an engagement program like this

The only formal time commitment is to the activities which take approximately 15-20 minutes each....either weekly, bi-weekly, mopnthly or on you own schedule. Compare this to the time cost of misunderstanding and conflict.

On average, employees spend the equivalent of 10-12 days each year dealing with dysfunction and conflict in the workplace - with managers and supervisors 'wasting' up to 40% of their time dealing with these issues

The real question may not be whether you have time for this program but can you afford the time lost through dysfunctional relationships by not having this program.