What needs to change?
I-Engage: Your Personal Engagement Roadmap, I explore the idea that an employee is far more than the person you encounter on the job. There may be a host of issues on the non-work side of the spectrum that affect engagement just as much as on-the-job factors.
For example, let’s take the this month’s challenge; the fact that many employees are returning from summer vacations. Managers should be empathetic, but the employees themselves have a responsibility of their own to play a part in rebooting their own engagement. In I-Engage, I encourage each employee to monitor their own engagement. If they’re experiencing disengagement, what can they do about it? There are large and small opportunities – learning a new skill, becoming a mentor – that could help them become re-engaged.