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15 great quotes about employee engagement

15 great quotes about employee engagement

May 21, 2015

It’s nearly the bank holiday weekend so time for something a little lighter.

Following on from our recent post considering some of the best quotes in communication, we’ve switched our attention to employee engagement.

So here’s a few of our favourite sound bites about engagement and a handful of the more, er, bizarre too. Enjoy.

The Ones That Make A Lot Of Sense

“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”
Tom Peters

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Steve Jobs

“When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.”
James Sinegal

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”
Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup

The Ones For The Boss

“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.”
Russel Honore

“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.”
Lee Iacocca

The Ones For The Employees

“Employees, especially young people, want more than a pay check.”
Marissa Mayer

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”
Robert Frost

“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.”
Warren Bennis

The Ones That Are The Best Of The Rest… Kind Of

The One With 1960s-style Employee Engagement
Don Draper: That’s how this works. I pay you for ideas.
Peggy Olson: You never say ‘thank you’.
Don Draper: That’s what the money is for!
Mad Men

The One That Made Us Laugh But Will Never Be Found In Any Employee Engagement Manual…
“It’s true that hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?”
Ronald Reagan

The One Where We Finish With Our Favourite Cartoon Character As Usual
“I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life:
Number 1: Cover for me.
Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss!
Number 3: It was like that when I got here.
Homer Simpson