People at Work
A radical way to think about employee engagement with Dr. Keri Ohlrich
Jul 13, 2020 · 34 min
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If there was ever a time to do something radical, it’s now. Especially when it comes to employee engagement. The old engagement playbook just doesn’t work anymore (and let’s be honest, it never really did).

That’s why Dr. Keri Ohlrich wants us to change how we think about employee engagement. Instead of pursuing measures of engagement or layering on perks and pastimes in your organization, it’s time to do something different.

Keri suggests that you simply start by asking your employees what they need. At this moment. Right now. And be genuine about it. Showing that you care about each individual rather than employees enmasse, is going to take you much farther down the road of engagement.

Perhaps this isn’t that radical after all. As managers, shouldn’t we care about our team members anyway, and not as a means-to-an-engagement-end? If this has piqued your interest, Keri has much more to share in the latest episode of People at Work.

About our guest

Keri has a passion for helping leaders and HR reach their potential. She partners with them to uncover the root cause and create solutions that are sustainable. She likes pushing boundaries and challenging norms, as evident by her marriage by Elvis in Las Vegas.

Connect with Keri on LinkedIn at, Twitter @warriors_hr, or Instagram @warriorsofhr

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