Dan Cook on the Employee Benefits Network wrote a piece: Employee engagement inching higher.
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I’ll take an inch of progress in this field any day. But Dan goes on to talk about the Tempkin Group study with this statement:
engagement remains a science in its infancy. Even employers that measure engagement often don’t see acting on the results as an imperative.
I don’t mind scientific infancy in engagement but I think it is disheartening and disengaging to have employers measure engagement but fail to act on the result. This is what causes iatrogenic disengagement. Our efforts in working on engagement may inadvertently be causing a decrease in engagement. Employees were asked about their engagement, nothing is done, so obviously it is not very important. Engage is a hearty verb signifying action and connection not disconnection and disinterest.
Engage along with me, the best is yet to be!
David Zinger is an employee engagement expert and speaker who encourage an action approach to engagement based on power and simple rules derived from the pyramid of employee engagement.