Action number one - help people achieve what is important to them.
The premise that must precede the actions
People are not numbers, overheads, expenses, resources, assets or capital. These are all a false premises that lead to less than possible results. We are all flesh and blood, alive human beings with needs, want, fears and aspirations. Any actions to increase employee engagement must be preceded by seeing and treating people as people.
Action number two - help people to write down their personal and organisational goals and how they will achieve them
When our goals and how we will achieve them are not written down focus on them is less likely, and therefore achievement unlikely. A key is bit-sized-chunks.
I strongly recommend 90 day goal achievement plans always created with the long term in mind.
I have my personal and business goals and how I will achieve them written down for the next 20 years. I also have some notes about my dreams beyond that! I have worked back from there to this year. I have written down daily, weekly, twice-monthly, monthly, and quarterly rituals. I know that in fulfilling these rituals achieving my goals is almost an automatic consequence. The key though is my personal and business performance possibility plan (PPP) for the next 90 days.
If you would like a copy of my one page rituals document and my current PPP please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send them to you.
Personal and business on the one page is vital. Not one or the other, rather both together. They are two-sides of the same coin and should not be viewed in isolation. It is not life or work. It is life and work, and at the same time.
As a pioneer in the creation of one page plans, beginning more than two decades ago, I know their power. In helping thousands of people all over the world to create PPPs a standout component that is critical to success is enhancing of a gift/talent each 90 days.
There is a lot of art and science to creating PPPs and to effectively using them. I will touch on some of the know-how in future posts.
Summary and action
Help your employees to write down their personal and organisational goals and how they will achieve them. Do so yourself first.
I have put everything I have learned and what I know about how this works into the Enhancing Their Gifts System (ETGS). If you want help please get in touch with me and/or get your ETGS users license by joining the Talent Enhancers Tribe at the E3 through E8 levels of membership.
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