How to Increase Engagement

About 70 percent of American workers are not engaged. To increase engagement create an attractive work environment, connect workers with the purpose, and try to make the work fun. In this video, Allison Rimm describes how a competition to encourage hand washing in a hospital connects to employee purpose.

After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Action” to incorporate into your routine this week.


Ideas for Action

  • Look around your office and see where it can be brightened up. Replace faded fabrics or carpets and add punches of vivid color.
  • Learn what your employees are passionate about. Tie your department’s objectives to these values and ethics.
  • Make a game out of a new process or procedure. Keep the attitude light and fun.
  • Find out what motivates your employees, whether it’s recognition, competition, or incentives. Use that motivation to accomplish your department’s goals.

Questions to Ask

  • How does your corporate culture influence employee engagement?
  • What can senior leadership do to drive engagement among front-line employees?
  • If only 30% of your coworkers are engaged in their work, what does that do to the bottom line?
  • Have you ever worked at a job where you didn’t feel excited about what you did? What was the eventual result?