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Natalie Wickham

Natalie Wickham

As the Director of Marketing at Quantum Workplace, Natalie partners with engagement and culture experts to create informative and entertaining resources to help organizations make work awesome. Natalie manages The QWork Future and creates other resources, such as ebooks and webinars. She has an unhealthy obsession with Starbucks, Marvel's Avengers, and Quantum Workplace’s website traffic. Natalie holds a degree in journalism from Creighton University.

Articles by Natalie Wickham

What To Do With Employee Engagement Survey Results

6.9.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Employee Surveys

If a tree falls in the forest but no one hears it, did it really make a sound? This frequently-asked hypothetical accurately sums up an employee engagement survey.


If you conduct a survey but don't communicate or act on the results, what's the point? Did it actually make a difference? (Hint:...

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Why is Employee Engagement Important? 14 Benefits Backed By Research

5.7.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Research & Trends

These days, employee engagement is treated as the miracle drug for workplace challenges.


We hear about the benefits of employee engagement from our favorite bloggers, read about them in the newspaper, and see them on conference agendas:


“Employee engagement increases profitability!”


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5 Simple Tips for Having a Successful One on One Conversation

4.21.20 by Natalie Wickham
Performance Management, Managers & Leaders

It’s no secret that communication is key to good management. But good communication isn’t always easy.


One-on-one meetings are a simple but effective way to improve communication with your employees and increase engagement.


In fact, 86% of highly engaged organizations conduct one-on-one...

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[Template] A One on One Meeting Agenda to Increase Employee Engagement

3.24.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Managers & Leaders

When it comes to increasing employee engagement, managers have a lot of influence. Frequent interactionsfrom formal one-on-one meetings to casual, drive-by conversations—give managers the opportunity to impact employee perceptions of work every day. 

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20 Easy Employee Engagement Ideas for Managers

1.17.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Managers & Leaders
To really move the needle on employee engagement, organizations have to act at the local level. There's no one-size-fits-all approach.
Your managers are in the best position to understand and improve engagement. They're on the front lines with employees day in and day out.
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7 Communication Pieces for a New Performance Management System Rollout

8.13.19 by Natalie Wickham
Performance Management, Performance Management Software

Communication is the most critical component to implementing a new or improved performance management system. But trying to communicate the right information, to the right audience, at the right time can be pretty challenging.  


Difficult as it can be, don’t skimp on communication. You didn’t...

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