It all begins with a conversation. It goes without saying that if ENGAGEMENT is the objective at work, then first and foremost, conversations at work need to ENGAGE all levels of management and staff. Why? The design and implementation of ENGAGEMENT PRACTICES AT WORK will have a greater likelihood of success when there is “buy in” or commitments from a broad range of people at your workplace.
And, you need A PLAN!! Increasing ENGAGEMENT levels at your workplace is not born out of a “one off” activity, social event, staff meeting or team building workshop. But, these can help and do have value. Trust me on this one.
The design and implementation of ENGAGEMENT PRACTICES AT WORK also requires a well thought out Plan that is flexible and dynamic enough to have the ability to adapt, change and improve over a long period of time. Remember, you’re not Planning a “one off” activity, social event, staff meeting or team building workshop; you’re designing and implementing a PROCESS to increase ENGAGEMENT levels that is both sustainable and successful over time.
And what is that Process? In brief, Assess! Define Engagement. What is Engagement and does this definition best fit your workplace needs? Ask, “Why Engagement?” Ask, “What is the ROI?” Generate Ideas & Options through Internal and External Sources. This includes checking in with other departments and organizations as to their ENGAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES. Make Decisions & Organize Actions. And Have Fun! ENGAGEMENT in the absence of fun is boring, uninspiring, and will quickly loose it’s momentum and good energy. After all, isn’t the goal “Happy & Engaged People at Work?”
About The Writer
Robert Manolson, BA, CCDP (Certified Career Development Professional), Leading Fun At Work & Team Engagement Expert, & Mental Health Champion is the Creator & Facilitator of Powerful Play Experiences, Positive Workplace Mental Health…For Teams.
A MESSAGE TO TODAY’S LEADERS!
As Robert heads into his 13th year of delivering Powerful Play Experiences Workshops, he continues to challenge Leaders at all levels in today’s always busy, always stressful world of work.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO TODAY’S LEADERS!
“Never, ever, never doubt the impact of Fun At Work and Building a Culture of Highly Engaged & Happy Teams.
It’s the #1 Strategy to shift everyone’s mindset and shift their energy to a much better place and a much healthier place of Mental Health…At Work!”
TAKE THE LEAD!
Be proactive and be mindful to the value of Fun At Work as a strategy for positive workplace mental health. Lead from a position of courage to do things a bit differently. Be the most positive and enthusiastic person you know as you raise fun levels each day and every day.
Consistently demonstrate your vigorous commitment to building a workplace culture that permeates Highly Engaged & Happy Teams! Appreciate all of the positive changes that will take place at your workplace but with an authenticity and kindness that declares to everyone, “You Matter!”
THIS is Positive Workplace Mental Health…For Teams!”