Every day there is a new statistic generated that bemoans the dismal state of employee engagement. Although these statistics are informative they remove us from the reality of experience — our numbers numb rather than offering insight and a pathway to experience and empathy.
We will be well-served to pay heed to the quotation from Paul Kalanithi. Paul, a physician and gifted writer, was dying when he wrote When Breath Becomes Air. He offered us an invitation to become more alive while we are alive.
Although we can be categorized and counted with statistics, we are not a statistic.
David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who resides in Winnipeg Canada and engages with others around the world.