Managing Director & Co-Founder - Engage Your People
Employee disengagement is a global issue. Only 15% of employees are engaged in their jobs (Gallup). Utilizing digital transformation, Kate Wood is on a mission to change this.
Organizations with engaged employees see 17% higher productivity and 21% higher profitability, but critically engaged employees have happier home lives.
Kate Wood is determined that regardless of gender, sex, race, ethnic origin, faith, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, life experience, social and educational background everybody has the power to maximize their potential in a performance driven workplace, blending the power of culture and technology.
Harnessing what worked as Culture Director for Chess, she galvanized the 120-million-pound turnover Tech Business to 1st in the UK Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for. Kate has set up tech start up Engage Your People.
“Engage” is designed to be the ‘voice of all employees’. Through routine interactions between colleagues via “121's” and “Praise”, engage blends human sentiment with data-analytics to produce meaningful insight into your people and culture.
Continually driving the Women in Technology agenda, Kate sits on the IAMCP, WIT Network, WIT North and Women of the Channel Europe Boards.
When she’s not obsessing about employee engagement you can find her listening to Desert Island Discs and adding to her vast collection of secondhand dresses with pockets, they have to have pockets.
Kate is a passionate and entertaining public speaker and promises you will leave the session armed, inspired and empowered to make changes in your workplace.