A lesson from Istanbul Turkey on Employee Engagement
Reading time = 57 seconds
On a Bhosporous ferry ride in Istanbul I saw the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge near the Black Sea. I believe this is an iconic image for work on employee engagement. Employee engagement is connection. We connect employee and employees connect themselves with results, performance, progress, relationships, recognition, moments, strengths, meaning, wellbeing, and energy.
I love how the bridge is being built from both sides. In employee engagement, engagement must be built by both the employee and the organization.
The construction project has much controversy You can read about it here. There is always more than meets the eye in both building real bridges and building bridges between work and engagement.
The gap in the middle of the bridge under construction symbolizes the work that is still needed to achieve full engagement. We will remove the gap as we focus more on both employees and the organization, when we focus on small, simple, structural. significant and sustainable actions and when we refuse to move forward unless employee engagement is for the benefit of all.