Employee Engagement: Strengthening Wellbeing

Employee Engagement: Strengths Make Me Well

The pyramid of employee engagement offers a model of the 10 blocks of employee engagement. Here is a link to a 50 page booklet on the pyramid. There are 10 posts in this series. To learn more with a chance to be interactive on strengths and engagement plan to attend an educational workshop in London on the importance of strengths for employee engagement and a fusion of the pyramid of employee engagement with a strength-based approach to work. See the workshop details at the end of this post.

Infuse your wellbeing with strengths

Martin Seligman, the former President of the American Psychological Association has made phenomenal contributions to happiness and wellbeing. His recent book, Flourish, is an examination of how we can have a positive impact on wellbeing. I believe that we must find wellbeing inside of work and that it is more integral to who we are and what we do twenty-four hours a day than only something we do after work with a period of meditation, a healthy meal, or a short jog.

Engagement and strengths are vital contributors to wellbeing. Seligman believes that the five contributors to wellbeing are positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. These five sources of wellbeing are available to us inside of work. In addition, strengths turbocharge these five factors. Seligman and others in the positive psychology movement have demonstrated that when we know our strengths, use our strengths on a daily basis, and leverage our strengths in the service of others we will enhance our personal wellbeing.

We will get a phenomenal return on our energy invested in well being when we attach our strengths to create positive emotions, experience engagement, participate in relationships, develop meaning, and accomplish desired goals. Seen from a wellbeing perspective, my seven significant strengths of leading, developing others, enthusiasm, self-improvement, creativity, flexibility and empathy are good medicines for me at work.

I encourage you to work towards being well by drawing deep upon your strengths by bringing them to the daily surface of work.

Educational London Workshop on Strength Based Approaches to Leadership

Plan to attend the London UK Strength and Engagement Workshop Wednesday November 28 from 13:00 to 18:00.  I invite you to attend an afternoon workshop sponsored by Strengths Partnership on The Leaders Role in Optimising Strengths and Engagement to Achieve Innovation and Excellence. I will be presenting/facilitating on the Pyramid of Employee Engagement and Michael Farry, HR Director for PhotoBox, will also be presenting on how to build a culture of positive leadership, collaboration and innovation through a systematic, practical and integrated change and development programme.

For a modest fee of £75 plus VAT, you will receive:

  •  Entrance to the conference and networking over drinks after the event
  •  An opportunity to take the Strengthscope360™ profiler and receive feedback
  •  A free leadership book entitled “Stretch – Leading Beyond Boundaries”
  •  Delegate pack containing proven and practical tools to help optimise workforce strengths and engagement at the individual, team and organisational levels
  •  An invitation to join the Strengths HR Forum (over 1,300 members) and the Employee Engagement Network (over 5,400 members)

To register click here.

Next Post in the Series: Energetic strengths and engagement

David Zinger is an employee engagement expert. He will be in the UK in late November to support the Go Live event for the UK Employee Engagement Task Force and to co-lead an afternoon on the fusion of employee engagement and strengths for innovation and excellence.

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