by David Zinger
What do we need to remove or take out to foster more employee engagement in our organizations? If you have done this already, I would especially love to read your answer and you can click on the comment link right under the title of this post and let me know what you have done. Of course, I would also love to hear what you think should be done even if it has not been done yet.
Here is a partial list from my perspective.
Fear. We need to remove fear as much as possible. Fear of each other and fear of the leadership. Fear of not measuring up. Fear of creativity. Fear of engagement. Fear of failure and its subtle twin – fear of success.
Isolation. We need to remove isolation. Isolation from each other. Isolation from customers. Isolation from play at work.
Meaninglessness. We need to remove meaningless work.
Blind focus on results. We need to remove a focus on results at the cost of relationship.
Simple solutions. We need to overcome the idea that there is a magic elixir or a simple solution to employee engagement.
Blame. We need to remove blame when things go wrong. We need to stop blaming employees if they are not engaged. Each person is responsible but we are all accountable for employee engagement.
This list must continue and I need your help.
What else do we need to remove to create more engagement? Please comment.