Wednesday 18 September 2013

Seventh of seven fool-proof actions that guarantee increased employees 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 seven - Discover and maintain a shared-view about where, why, how, who, what, and when

“I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
and How and Where and Who.”
Rudyard Kipling

I believe we need to take Kipling’s words to heart and then take massive action.

I have found that foundational to all success in organisations and foundational to all the actions I have explored in this series of posts is a shared-view about:

where we are (reality)
where we're going (possibility)
why we're going there (purpose)
how we will get there (strategy)
who will do what and when (execution)
how we will know we are on track (milestones and lead measures)
how we will behave along the way (values)

It is easy to live in an either/or yours/mine world.

The reality is we can, if we choose to, live in three worlds, yours, mine, and ours.

Our world is the most powerful. Some writers have called it the third way. I believe ours is the relationship harmony point, the glue if you will, that binds us together as life partners, families, communities/tribes, teams, clubs, cities, towns, villages, and the great opportunity - our whole world.

Discovering and maintaining shared-view requires an honouring of yours and mine and a willingness to not be precious about either, rather to embrace both, and then to co-create ours which transcends yours and mine.

Summary and action

Honour everyone else’s way. Be confident in your own way.
Transcend both and find a way together.

If you would like inspiration and support with this please consider my complimentary Monday Morning Mentoring offer and then contact me.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.

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