Yesterday I asked the question if your senior leaders think engagement is fluff?
To protect the innocent (boss’ name deleted to protect the guilty) I have not identified the individual who replied to my blog but I did feel compelled to share their reply here:
“Many business leaders don’t get it because they haven’t seen it done. They can’t visualize an engagement culture because they don’t have a system for effectively leading, managing, and coaching their employees. Software “solutions” rule the day for many of them. They would rather deal with “evidence” than people. They would rather trust the latest survey, questionnaire, study, etc. than their frontline leaders. Engagement means involvement, asking honest questions, giving honest input, and suggesting better ways of doing things. Many leaders immediately feel threatened. Many things, most often their egos, are challenged when employees get involved in employee engagement.”
All I can add is Amen!