A study by BlessingWhite, a division of GP Strategies showed that only one in three employees is fully engaged, and almost one in five is completely disengaged. Why? Because most organizations don’t realize that engagement is a personal equation shaped by an individual’s unique values, aspirations, interests, and talents.
Ask 10 people why they do the work they do and you will get 10 different answers. BlessingWhite research shows that finding work that satisfies values and is challenging and meaningful is most important. To understand what engagement means, you need to dig a little deeper and find the unique and personal reasons why each individual comes to work every day.
Employee engagement programs can significantly influence engagement levels; however, every person ultimately bears responsibility for their own connection to their work. Before an employee can improve their own individual engagement, job satisfaction, and career success, they need to be clear on what matters to them most. They also need to take the initiative to apply their unique knowledge and skills fully toward the organization’s goals.
Taking Control of Your Engagement is a blended learning program that equips employees to take command of their own engagement levels, performance, and job satisfaction in support of helping their organization build a vibrant workforce and reach its business goals.
Build Engagement Insights
The Taking Control of Your Engagement experience can be tailored to incorporate data from GP Strategies’ Employee Engagement Survey or other employee survey tools.
The core of the program is an interactive workshop or online class that produces a tailored action plan with personal engagement ideas. Employees will complete online reflection and assessment activities as pre-work. Then, during the interactive session, those insights will shape their learning experience and help them create a personal engagement strategy. Outcomes for employees include the following:
- Understanding what engagement is and is not
- Contemplating their own engagement levels
- Clarifying the personal values and job conditions that influence their satisfaction at work
- Aligning their interests and talents with the goals of the organization
- Identifying actions that they can take to become engaged and increase their satisfaction
Engaged employees are not just committed. They are not just passionate or proud. They are fully engaged, using their talents to achieve their development goals and make an impact on the organization’s success. The Taking Control of Your Engagement program helps them build that kind of connection to their work for the benefit of all involved.