Daily Engagement: Engaged Strategic Improvisation

Employee Engagement: The Walden 2.010 Project (Week 7)

Daily employee engagement. This is a weekly reporting of a one year project monitoring, measuring, and assessing daily employee engagement. You can see the  original project plan, intention, measures and tools by  clicking here.

Week 7: The engagement of improvisation

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Week 7. I got back on track this week. I gave a large speech to 400 people on engagement and 2 speeches to groups of about 100 each. In addition there was a first session of Enterprise 2.0 consulting to enhance engagement. Click on the image below to have a better look at the numbers:

Walden Week 7

Assessment and Review. I was more engaged this week than last week.  My scores rose by at least 10% on each category and overall engagement for week improved to 84% from 69% the week before.

Conclusions and Recommendations. Once again I was struck by the type of work having such a strong influence on engagement. I love giving speeches with heavy doses of improvisation on my part and interaction on the part of the participants. The consulting work was also very engaging especially when we produced some immediate results. Newness and novelty are very engaging and may be an important variable in our work to engage others…can we keep the work new or novel or find ways for their improvisation into their work?

Employee Engagement Overall Take-away.

  1. Find ways to increase improvisation for people who like newness or novelty in their work.
  2. Look to help employees see quick results for their efforts.
  3. Embrace impermanence and realize that engagement is in constant flux and change.

Leverage the power of strategic improvisation to boost engagement.


David Zinger, M.Ed., is an employee engagement writer, educator, speaker, coach, and consultant. He offers exceptional contributions on employee engagement for leaders, managers, and employees. David founded and moderates the 2085 member Employee Engagement Network. His website offers 1000 articles relating to employee engagement and strength based leadership.

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