Friday 13 September 2013

Fourth of seven fool-proof actions that guarantee increased employee engagement

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 four - frequently celebrate what’s working and what’s not, particularly mistakes and failure.

I notice plenty of celebration in organisationals when goals are achieved or exceeded. I don’t notice so much celebration of milestones along the way or of the daily actions that all together lead to what we want. I notice even less the celebration of mistakes and failure which is often when the most valuable learning can occur.

Summary and action

Celebrate what’s working and what’s not including mistakes and failure every single day. Summarize it all at least every 90 days. If you would like a copy of a form I use for this please email

Use stories to share your celebrations with others.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.

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