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Happiness Isn’t the Key to Employee Engagement

December 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The saying “a happy employee is an engaged employee” isn’t as true as we once thought. Many business leaders are striving to make their workforce happier in order to retain their top talent and increase productivity. But a happy employee doesn’t mean and engaged employee, and making culture decisions to drive happiness (think snacks and happy hours) won’t produce sustainable ROI. In fact, Gallup states that actively disengaged employees actually cost the US $450 to $550 billion per year in lost productivity.

In this webinar, join Nikki Lewallen, Head of Partnerships at Emplify, and Joe McMurry, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s resident leadership expert, to understand why creating a culture centered around meaning is the key to increased engagement for lasting business impact. You’ll learn:

  • The true definition of employee engagement and state of the workforce today
  • A four-step process to create and foster meaning with your employees
  • The incredible business success and best practices from three meaning-focused companies
Nikki LewallenNikki Lewallen, Head of Partnerships, Emplify
Joe McMurry
Peer Group Solutions Consultant, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Joe McMurry is Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) resident leadership expert and CEO roundtable facilitator. Before coming to Purdue, Joe held several executive positions overseeing all aspects of business, including: operations/manufacturing, engineering, hardware and software development, quality assurance, project management, and more. When he’s not helping manufacturers, Joe teaches undergraduate courses in organizational leadership and industrial technology at Purdue University. Joe has a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Science in General Management from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management.



December 1, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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