Employee A&E: Manager's Edition

What is Employee Engagement?

how do we define employee engagement?

Undelusional defines employee engagement as the process of training individuals to believe in what they do and talk about their work with pride.

But that’s not the norm; and it hasn’t been the norm in a long time.

We observe some pretty “interesting” characters out there that make up the office climate of today. Because of such characters, office politics and workplace bullying have become commonplace.

In fact, when (not if) your friend complains to you about their toxic colleagues, which of the following do you do? 

A. Brush it off saying something like “Yeah, it happens (to everyone)”.

A. Brush it off saying something like “Yeah, it happens (to everyone)”.

 B. Listen but in your head, you replay something similar that  recently happened to you. 

 B. Listen but in your head, you replay something similar that  recently happened to you. 

  C. Agree and say something like “YEAH! The same thing happened to me the other day!” 

  C. Agree and say something like “YEAH! The same thing happened to me the other day!” 

D. Sigh and think to yourself “Oh well, that’s typical.”

D. Sigh and think to yourself “Oh well, that’s typical.”

It’s obvious that toxic colleagues are not a great norm to settle for.