(Every Friday, I am honored and delighted to turn this space over to Mr. Engagement, one of the world's leading authorities when it comes to Engagement and its related intangibles. I hope you enjoy his contributions to the conversation. JG)
Dear Mr. Engagement:
I have tried everything in an effort to increase our employee engagement levels. I make a point of asking people about their families and their weekends. I have increased the number of people on the "cc" list of my email reports. I leave my door open between the hours of 2:00 and 3:30 every day.
But nothing seems to help. Do you have any specific recommendations as to how I can increase engagement levels?
Joe Pepitone, VP of Employee Engagement, Amalgamated Bushwa, Inc.
Dear Mr. Pepitone:
Here's an idea: make their days more engaging. And if you don't understand what I mean by that...Congratulations! You've identified your problem!
Yours in Othership,