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About Engage for Success, our choice for employee engagement

by | Jun 26, 2023 | Coaching, Employee Engagement, Employee Voice, Integrity, Leadership, Purpose, Strategic Narrative, Strengths, Values, Wellbeing


We chose the Engage for Success framework because it is the simplest, most easily understood, practical and flexible model that owe know and it is backed by extensive and qualified research commissioned by the UK Government. For small businesses in particular, the four pillars of employee engagement provide a really sound foundation for developing a high performing business where people feel valued and want to contribute. Here is a bit of background information on the movement.

The Engage for Success movement is a UK-based initiative that aims to promote employee engagement as a means to improve organizational performance, productivity, and well-being. It was launched in 2012 as a response to a growing recognition of the importance of employee engagement in the workplace.

The movement was formed as a result of a government-sponsored report called “Engaging for Success: Enhancing Performance through Employee Engagement,” also known as the MacLeod Report. This report, led by David MacLeod and Nita Clarke, highlighted the potential benefits of employee engagement for both employees and organizations. It emphasized the role of leadership, management practices, and employee involvement in creating an engaged workforce.

Engage for Success operates as a not-for-profit movement, bringing together a diverse group of individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors, including business leaders, HR professionals, academics, and employee engagement experts. The movement aims to share knowledge, research, and best practices related to employee engagement and to provide a platform for collaboration and dialogue.

The core belief of the Engage for Success movement is that when employees are engaged, they are more likely to be motivated, productive, and committed to their work. Engaged employees tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction, better physical and mental well-being, and are more likely to contribute innovative ideas and discretionary effort to their organizations. This, in turn, can lead to improved business performance, customer satisfaction, and overall organizational success.

Engage for Success focuses on four key enablers of employee engagement:

  1. Strategic narrative: Developing a compelling vision, purpose, and values that inspire employees and give them a sense of direction.
  2. Engaging leadership: Creating a culture of leadership that empowers and supports employees, provides clear direction, and enables effective communication.
  3. Employee voice: Encouraging two-way communication, involving employees in decision-making processes, and valuing their opinions and ideas.
  4. Organizational integrity: Ensuring consistency between the organization’s values, behavior, and practices, which helps build trust and fosters a positive work environment.

The movement offers a variety of resources, research findings, case studies, and tools to help organizations and individuals enhance employee engagement. These resources include events, webinars, workshops, and online communities that facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration among members.

The Engage for Success movement has gained recognition and support from various stakeholders, including business leaders, policymakers, and academics. It has played a significant role in promoting the importance of employee engagement as a key driver of organizational success and advocating for its adoption in workplaces across the UK and beyond.


Want to know more about how you can use the Engage for Success model to build a better workplace? Call us on 1300 108 488 or email





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