Us and Them / And after all we’re only ordinary men / Me, and you/ God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do (Pink Floyd, Us and Them)
There is a lot of literature out there about how companies should develop strategies on engaging their workforce. (Well, if they want to survive in a competitive marketplace, they better be spending lot of thought on engagement.) But what about the employees – What can we do to get and stay engaged?
First let’s get the “Us” vs “Them” distinction out of the way. Engagement has to be ingrained in the workplace culture and that culture is made by participation from everyone – from the President to the trainee engineer. No hierarchies here – its one flat plane.
So let me reframe the issue as – what can an individual in the organization do to improve his personal…
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