toiling late at night
writing an urgent report
the sitter feeds kids
Employee Engagement: November 11, 2010 to December 31, 2020
The 20% difference has been launched. Yesterday we started to build community mobilization on the Employee Engagement Network to make a 20% difference in employee engagement around the globe by 2020! Click here to check out some initial forum comments.
Community characteristics. I trust this work will be done through community that offers space for working together and for working separately. A community that does not impose but invites. A community that embraces differences. A community that supports and challenges. A community that mobilizes for results and moves beyond information sharing. A community that engages while also being very engaging.
Getting results while also learning about community work. I believe this community initiative could serve as a template for HR Managers to morph their organizational work into Workplace Community Mobilizers who build relationships while achieving results.
Let’s make a difference!
David Zinger, M.Ed., works with organizations and individuals to foster engagement. He is a writer, educator, speaker, and consultant who founded the 3100 member Employee Engagement Network. David wrote, Zengage: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work. David’s website offers 1100 free posts/articles on the engagement. David is committed to fostering a movement to increase employee engagement 20% by 2020.
Connect with David Zinger today to improve engagement where you work.
Email: email@example.com – Phone 204 254 2130 – Website: www.davidzinger.com
A One Year Focus in Just 3 Words
For 3 years now, I have been setting a 3 word theme. These themes have been helpful in giving me focus and helping me determine if each project, task, and piece of work is in line with and advancing my theme. I usually begin to ponder a possible theme for the following year starting in September. I keep playing with the words until I latch onto the perfect fit.
2011. My intention for 2011 is to keep the theme of engage alive while moving in a stronger direction to educate others for engagement and to enliven the noun of engagement into the verb of engage.
If you have never written a 3 word theme before, I encourage you to engage in writing your 3 word theme to encapsulate what you plan to achieve in the year ahead. I find it can take weeks to get the 3 words that exactly fit my plan.
David Zinger, M.Ed., works with organizations and individuals to increase engagement. He is a writer, educator, speaker, and consultant who founded the 3100 member Employee Engagement Network. Connect with David today to improve engagement where you work: firstname.lastname@example.org – 204 254 2130 – www.davidzinger.com.
Now versus Hope
I have no hope for employee engagement. Hope is an emotional trap that gets us focused on the future. We need less hope and more gumption and robust engagement with work.
Let the future take care of itself by engaging in the task in front of you right now, connecting strongly with others at work, and strengthening your connections to results and your organization.
Engage is a verb encouraging present action. Don’t turn engage into a noun and dream of employee engagement in the future.
Lines of business
We open lines of communication
We focus on the bottom line
We fall for ideas hook, line, and sinker
We sign on the dotted line
Toe this line:
Never cross the line of respect or self-respect.
David Zinger, M.Ed., works with organizations and individuals to foster engagement. He is a writer, educator, speaker, and consultant who founded the 3075 member Employee Engagement Network. Connect with David today to improve engagement where you work: email@example.com – 204 254 2130 – www.davidzinger.com.