Creating an engaged workforce, while considering today’s changing work environment, can be a challenging task for HR professionals. In the past, organizations have been transactional. Today, many organizations believe it is necessary to engage employees while also continuously scanning the environment for organizational impacts.
Organizations need to remain relevant. Leaders must visualize organizational strategies and how to ensure organizational success, while involving employees in change processes. Motorola is a company that was founded in 1929. During its inception, Motorola manufactured home radios, though things have changed throughout the years:
1937 – Phonographs
1963 – Cabinet/furniture style console stereo sets
1964 – Motorola televisions
1964 – 8-track tape players for automobiles
1973 – Electronic organ
1984 – DynaTAC vehicular cellular telephone
1993 – Digital paging systems
1994 – Introduced iDen digital radio
2000 – World’s first GPRS cellular phone
Every few years there was a new technology and strategy created by Motorola. For this discussion, describe how employee engagement can impact the changing business environment. Explain how employees can lead change.