I recently appeared on the Engage for Success radio show discussing individual engagement in the workplace and team engagement and how you solve the tensions between the two.
The discussion revolves around the fact that it can often take very different things to engage and motivate individuals than teams, or divisions. We want people to work very well on their own and also very well with others.
But there are perverse incentives created with some initiatives and ideas that make it very hard for individuals to properly collaborate and work towards high team performance.
Some of the issues we discuss include:
- The increasingly diverse multigenerational workforce and how this makes it harder to engage your people
- Why some values that organisations choose are very divisive
- What happens when you encourage those who are incentivised to work alone to collaborate
- Whose job it is to create a culture that engages both the individual and the team
Have a listen and let me know what you think about the issues below! Do you agree with the points raised?