Employee engagement is an outcome of enrollment

Stream:
Enrollment

The organization-wide employee engagement effort is missing a critical element: Enrollment.

Enrollment is the decision to come along, to participate, to care. It requires effort on the part of the boss and the organization to make the journey worthy of participation.

That work, the work of enrollment, must happen before engagement will.

Yet in many organizations the "work" of employee engagement comes after a survey is conducted. Problems are identified. Plans are made. Actions exclusively targeted at improving employee engagement are taken.

Those actions address the problems identified by the survey but they rarely do anything to make the journey worthy of enrollment.

If employees answer yes to questions like:

  • "Is this worth it?,"
  • "Are we going somewhere worth going?,"
  • "Is this something I want to do?,"
  • "Do I want to get out of bed this morning and go to work?,"
  • and however else they might ask the enrollment question

... that makes the work worthy of engaging in because they've enrolled in a collective vision for where the group is going.

Engagement is an outcome of enrollment.

Related Reading
No items found.

Through The Work is a creativity development studio for healthcare people embracing The Transforming—the always-happening, always-unfolding state of change in your job ... and using it to make more of the change you know should be happening, happen.

The Transforming is the most important professional opportunity of our careers—one that will lead to new job opportunities, real change, and a transformed industry for all of us and everyone else.

My name is Drew Weilage and I work in healthcare, too. At Through The Work, I help people like you make develop a creative practice to do your best work.

Oh, and pep talks! Get a pep talk when you need one: big day, bad day, or any day at all. Text me at 646-450-2465 or send me a note.

Through The Work Writing

Ideas & Inspiration

Ideas and inspiration on The Now of Work to fuel your thinking, learning, and creating. Get inspired.

Get Organized to Get Creative

Being organized is the foundation of a creative practice and creativity. Here are a series of guides to help you get organized at work. Get organized.

learning from the (Work) experts

Talented people have worked on similar problems to the problems we're now solving. Thankfully for us they've shared what they've learned. So let's learn from them.

(Personal) Professional DEvelopment

Your current role can be viewed as a platform to get better at the work you do and how you do the work. Your professional development is a you activity. Make it work for you.

work/Better

Why we work the way we work is important to understand ... so we can create something better. Here's what's happening.