Participation at Work - How to Engage Reluctant or Reserved Employees

Participation at Work - How to Engage Reluctant or Reserved Employees


25 Jun 2024

1:00 PM ‐ 2:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
Group bookings
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As a manager, you want your employees to be engaged at work - contributing at team meetings, putting forward ideas, volunteering to take on new tasks and vocalising their thoughts on work issues.

However, not all employees are comfortable communicating with others or contributing within a team environment.

Consequently, you may find yourself relying on the same faces to bring enthusiasm and positivity to the workplace whereas others appear unreachable, reserved, or disengaged.

Ideal for HR professionals and people managers, this virtual classroom seminar will discuss the ways in which you can encourage greater participation from all your employees.

Consideration will be given to different communication styles and some of the factors that might be inhibiting employees from speaking up such as their cultural background or age.

Finally, this session will look at your role in ensuring that your team is more inclusive, and how this will make engagement and participation easier for everyone.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Diversity and inclusion and why everyone should be treated ‘fairly’
  • Why employee engagement is so important and even more so for your quieter employees
  • Setting everyone’s expectations at work and promoting an understanding of where input is required from those who are reluctant to engage
  • Why some people are reluctant to speak up at work
  • Understanding the different roles that people take within your team
  • Different styles and channels of communication
  • Holding & preparing for one-to-one meetings
  • Putting together a plan to help overcome communication difficulties

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.