I have always appreciated the simple and mindful approach to living that Thich Nhat Hanh has encouraged us to follow. His work has influenced me to proclaim one of my deepest beliefs and statements about employee engagement:
There is no way to engagement, engagement is the way.
I randomly opened his book, The Art of Communicating and chanced upon a short paragraph on greeting your colleagues.
Here are 3 engaging questions upon arriving at work:
- What is the first thing you do when you arrive at work?
- Do you smile at the people you see?
- Do you greet them?
Now, take a mindful minute to read the full paragraph on greeting your colleagues.
Tomorrow, when you get to work, make the paragraph come alive by starting your day with engaged greetings for your colleagues.
David Zinger is a Canadian employee engagement speaker and expert who works around the globe and just returned from working on employee engagement in Istanbul, Turkey.