What we Lost Shifting Personal Engagement to Employee Engagement

William Kahn if the founding father of employee engagement. We conducted a 2-part interview on his views and experiences with engagement.

Here is a quote from William during the interview on what we lost as we shifted terminology from personal engagement to employee engagement,

The shift in the industry to “employee” engagement is, in many ways, a reversal of that idea, and of my intention. The industry focus is on how leaders can get people to work harder and with more energy on behalf of their organizations, with less focus on whether people are bringing their best, cherished selves into that work. I think that the power of the ideas about personal engagement gets lost in that reimagined focus.

To read the full interview go here.

David Zinger is a global employee engagement speaker and expert. He founded the 7200 member Employee Engagement Network.


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