The Engaged and Disengaged Employee in a Mentoring Culture

Wednesday 5 September 2012, 7.00pm - 9.00pm GMT

Online Remote Session


The session will be presented by Doug Lawrence, the founder of TalentC®a Human Resources solution provider. He has over 30 years of management and leadership experience in both federal and provincial environments as well as the private sector. 

Organisations today are faced with many challenges some of which include: economic downturn, aging work force, talent shortage, lack of succession planning/development and a workforce that is disengaged. When you look around your work environment do you as a leader/manager recognise the signs of a disengaged employee and do you understand the impact that this can have on your organisation as a whole? We have seen organisations that are not aware of the impact and have chosen to bury their heads in the sand - the ostrich syndrome. If they cannot see or hear it, then it must not be taking place. The constant negativity that is taking place at the water cooler is slowly poisoning your work environment and you need to think of solutions before the poison overtakes your entire organisation.

Maximize the positive energy and minimize the negative energy.

We have seen where good employees have said very clearly that if this culture does not change then we will be looking to go elsewhere. Remember that it is always the good employees that leave - because they can! We will explore the signs of a disengaged employee and how that can impact a mentoring culture. We will look at what it takes to be an engaged employee and how that can impact your mentoring culture as well. Our discussion will explore the role of both types of employees in a mentoring culture. We will share some real life experiences and how the disengaged employee can actually do a lot of harm to your culture and disrupt the productivity levels.

We will also discuss the implementation of a mentoring culture and what it takes to do so. We will draw on information from past presentations and leverage that learning to continue our journey towards creating organisations that have an engaged, empowered and accountable work force enabled through a mentoring culture.

PDF file Presentation - Doug Lawrence