Employee Engagement needs a Better Foundation
I am increasingly convinced that the way we have been approaching employee engagement is like building a house without first pouring a foundation.
And then we’re surprised when the house keeps falling down.
We have been solely focused on improving the experience that people have at work. And let’s be honest, there’s a lot that needs to be done there. But, we have overlooked something really important.
As humans, we need help living better lives and having better relationships.
When our lives feel like a five-alarm dumpster fire, no amount of cleverly designed employee engagement interventions will flip some magical internal switch where we can suddenly compartmentalize that drama and do our best work.
Life is messy. Unless we are equipped to navigate that messiness, it is easy to get consumed by it. And that doesn’t bode well for doing our best at work (or anywhere else). Anyone who argues this
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