Employee Engagement: Putting Strengths on a Weekly Calendar
The pyramid of employee engagement offers a model of the 10 blocks of employee engagement. Here is a link to a 50 page booklet on the pyramid. After completing the strengths inventory, Strengthscope, from Strengths Partnership in the UK, I have embarked on a systematic application of my 7 significant strengths to each of the 10 blocks of the pyramid. This will make the engagement work more robust while also enhancing wellbeing through the application of strengths in the service of others.
There are 10 posts in this series. To learn more with a chance to be interactive on strengths and engagement plan to attend an educational workshop in London on the importance of strengths for employee engagement and a fusion of the pyramid of employee engagement with a strength-based approach to work. Here is information about the workshop followed by an outline of strengths applied to performance mastery.
Week Moments of Strength
One thing I appreciate about the Significant 7 Strengths is that you can work with a different strength each day of the week and our strengths can be applied at work and outside of work. The tool above is a weekly calendar or strength nudge to help me focus on one specific strength each day. It ranges from Leading on Monday to Self Improvement on Sunday. I find that most of us are so busy we often fail to utilize our strengths because so many other things crowd out their application to our daily work. We suffer from strength myopia.
Rather than attempting to apply all 7 strengths all the time this calendar encourages me to focus on just one strength each day. For example, I will post a sticky note on my computer on Wednesday morning with the strength cue question for enthusiam: How can I demonstrate my strength of enthusiasm more fully today to enhance my own engagement and foster the engagement of others?
What’s on your calendar at work? Grow strong along with me, the best is yet to be!
Educational London Workshop on Strength Based Approaches to Leadership
Plan to attend the London UK Strength and Engagement Workshop Wednesday November 28 from 13:00 to 18:00. I invite you to attend an afternoon workshop sponsored by Strengths Partnership on The Leaders Role in Optimising Strengths and Engagement to Achieve Innovation and Excellence. I will be presenting/facilitating on the Pyramid of Employee Engagement and Michael Farry, HR Director for PhotoBox, will also be presenting on how to build a culture of positive leadership, collaboration and innovation through a systematic, practical and integrated change and development programme.
For a modest fee of £75 plus VAT, you will receive:
- Entrance to the conference and networking over drinks after the event
- An opportunity to take the Strengthscope360™ profiler and receive feedback
- A free leadership book entitled “Stretch – Leading Beyond Boundaries”
- Delegate pack containing proven and practical tools to help optimise workforce strengths and engagement at the individual, team and organisational levels
- An invitation to join the Strengths HR Forum (over 1,300 members) and the Employee Engagement Network (over 5,000 members)
To register click here.
Next Post in the Series: Employee Engagement: Pure Strengths
David Zinger is an employee engagement expert. He will be in the UK in late November to support the Go Live event for the UK Employee Engagement Task Force and to co-lead an afternoon on the fusion of employee engagement and strengths for innovation and excellence.