10 Ms of Employee Engagement
Experts have defined engagement as a persistent state of work
fulfillment. This fulfillment translates into enthusiasm
and passion, higher than average levels of concentration and focus,
and an irresistible boost of energy. Indeed, passion, focus, and
energy are key components of engagement: Take away any of these
factors and engagement suffers.
Engagement is the current battle cry for many management experts.
Were all about engagement, one of our clients says. Engagement is
part of our values and training curriculum. We want to make sure
our employees, leaders, and customers are engaged.
There are 10 Ms of engagement to help create engagement-friendly
organizations. Nine of these components operate in three separate
but deeply connected dimensions: the organizations culture, the
job, and the person. The final factorthe matchconnects the dots
between culture, job, and personal issues.
Engagement is built on time, commitment,and consistent monitoring.
Educating leaders, encouraging social interactions, and respecting
work-life balance will help in the transformation of engagement.
But ultimately, engagement requires that all employees operate from
their own strengths and passion.
The prize is elusiveany changes call for further adjustments in a
perpetual search for the perfect match.