(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,

Mr. Engagement