Today’s unfortunate reality, for millions of people, is that work is simply a have-to-do that pays the bills and gets in the way of doing what they really care about. This results in people becoming disengaged and disconnected from their organizations and colleagues. But what if employees could be made to see the big picture, the connection between their own efforts, and the success of their organizations? What if people could be made to feel a sense of purpose at work and to thereby become committed, sincere, loyal, and happy participants in a team effort?
Authors Maryann Baumgarten and Lisa Smith know that we all feel engaged when we care and connect to something larger than ourselves. They realize that even though so many of us see work as a time- and energy-sucking drain, a few shifts in organizational behavior and direction can turn that perspective on its head. Their new book, #ENGAGE tweet: How Leaders Bring More Energy into Work and Life, contains 140 actionable pieces of wisdom that employers and senior managers can start using today to make people engaged and connected with their work and workplaces.
#ENGAGE tweet focuses on bringing clarity to the work environment by answering several fundamental questions. What needs are being fulfilled through work? Conversely, what needs are as yet unmet? How does any employee be made to feel more balanced and connected to their true motivations? Finally, how can any employee realize that they can indeed change their circumstances to make work engaging, meaningful, and fun?
For any employer who has grappled with the issue of discontentment at work, or for any employee who would like to turn around their workdays to make them pleasurable and meaningful, #ENGAGE tweet is an actionable book that will engage mind and spirit, to bring about positive realignment and empowerment.
#ENGAGE tweet is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).