Employee Engagement Advice is Only Half Right
I often start my speeches on employee engagement with the following statement:
Half of what I will offer today is right on, half of what I will offer today is wrong, and I don’t know the difference.
Responses range from chuckles, to mild disbelief, to a request to just do the right stuff so people can leave early.
I believe it is important to come to a presentation on employee engagement with an open mind but not so open that your brains fall out. As individuals and organizations, we must find our inner expertise and rely more on test cases than best cases. What this means is that if you hear about evidence based practices or surefire tips try them out to see if they work for you and your organization.
Don’t just attend a presentation to learn more or learn something new. Attend a presentation with the willingness to engage with the content, take it away, test it out, and if it works implement it at on a larger scale personally or organizationally. Increase employee engagement by engaging fully with what you are learning.
Engage along with me, the best is yet to be.
David Zinger is an expert global employee engagement speaker and consultant who uses the pyramid of employee engagement to help leaders, managers, and organizations increase engagement.