This site is devoted to the principles, practices, lessons, ideas, news, and tips involving engagement in the workplace and personal engagement. It will be the first site you will visit if you are interested in engagement. The site will help you assess engagement in the workplace, examine what organizations can do to build full work engagement, learn the role leaders play in enhancing engagement, and learn valuable lessons in becoming more fully engaged.
Today’s key point is from Patricia Madson’s book, Improv Wisdom. I love this short book packed full of wisdom and tips to transfer wisdom from improvisational theatre into everyday living. Patricia’s fourth maxim is: start anywhere.
To be honest, I was searching for the perfect way to begin this site. I thought about outlining Gallup’s contribution to engagement. I considered a lengthy discussion of how to define engagement. I thought of outlining the costs of disengagement. I thought perhaps I should begin with the metrics of engagement. Or I could start with a discussion of the differences and similarities between engagement and motivation. I became so reflective on how to start the site that I did not start it. Patricia begins her fourth maxim with this powerful quotation from the diary of Anne Frank:
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment; we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway…And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
How would you define engagement?
How engaged are you?
What can you start right now to strengthen engagement for yourself and others?
What would you like to learn from this site?