When I came across this item I was immediately struck by how well it pairs with the ABC’s of Employee Engagement (also developed from an employee perspective) piece I posted some time back. Another indication that engagement really starts with an effort to know our employees on multiple levels…
- Infographics Outlines Employee Engagement (kenmilloy.wordpress.com)
- What is Employee Engagement Anyway? (kenmilloy.wordpress.com)
- Does Employee Engagement Predict Market Value? (stephenjgill.typepad.com)
- Employee Engagement Needs to Be Fixed (i2i-align.com)
- It’s All the Managers’ Fault. It Really Is. (i2i-align.com)
Monday Musings: Work, Life and Leadership
As per Webster’s dictionary, “Inspiration’ is an action or power that moves the intellect or the emotions.” Inspiration leads to discoveries and inventions; Einstein was inspired by a pocket compass at the age of five!
In the midst of technological changes and dynamic environments, what keeps an employee inspired towards analyzing, discovering, inventing and innovating? Consolidating responses from an email survey, I found the following factors to be most significant:
- A long term goal: “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. And an employee who sets a long term goal and has a directional sense of his efforts and achievements is motivated when his employer understands and supports his plan.
- Short term goals: As the old Chinese proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step.” Short term goals are the building blocks for long term goals. Achieving these milestones ingrains…
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