We all need different things to feel fully engaged at work. By understanding your own preferences and needs, you can build a feeling of commitment and engagement in relation to your company, peers and manager.
Here are some questions that can help you better understand what it takes for you to feel fully engaged at work.
How do I best communicate?
Communication is key for both building relationships and ensuring that important information doesn’t fall through the cracks. Communication can be everything, from small things to big stuff.
What level of trust do I need?
When team members trust one another, they feel safe to share their ideas and become more effective. In a trusting environment, people are better aligned with each other and the company objectives.
When do I feel recognized?
To feel appreciated and valued at work is important for engagement and motivation. People need to feel that they are recognized and everyone (not only managers) must remember to take time to celebrate small wins and offer positive feedback.
What support do I need to grow?
Personal and career growth are crucial parts of employee engagement. Once you reach your peak, you will start to become disengaged and unmotivated.
These are all difficult questions. Our recommendation is that you start by asking yourself these questions and/or discuss these questions with your manager and peers. This is an ongoing process and you should expect to work with these questions continuously. We believe that work should be a source of purpose and meaning in life and that companies, managers, and employees have a shared responsibility to make the most out of the time spent at work.