Inconceivable: What Employee Engagement Isn’t

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Employee engagement is a label often mistakenly slapped on a range of things it shouldn’t be.

This great blog from Annette Gleneicki rattles off a plethora of things that Employee Engagement is often confused with and shouldn’t be. I’ve noticed quite a few of my recent posts have had the same theme, so hopefully I’ll end it here by recommending you to read a list and an argument far better than mine.

When asked how we are, we commonly reply, “Not bad.” That wasn’t the question. We were asked how we were, not how we were not. Are we all defining ourselves by what we’re not now?

“How are you Terry?”

“Well, I’m not… riddled with Hepatitis C…”

About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on November 19, 2012, in Employee Engagement and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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