Which of the following statements do you believe embodies employee engagement?
- You’re doing so great in your role! How can I continue to support you?
- You’re doing so great in your role! What do you want to do next?
For all the talk about how disengaged employees are, it’s rare to see any managers or business owners actually practicing true employee engagement.
Contrary to popular belief, employee engagement doesn’t stop at checking in on how your employees are doing. That’s just the start.
True employee engagement asks not what your employee can do for you, but what you can do for your employees. *Yes, that’s a nod to John F. Kennedy*
It’s important for managers to set their sights on the bigger picture. Move beyond supporting employees in their current roles and provide them with opportunities that will position them well for their next, whether it’s with your company or not.
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