Last Updated Apr 6, 2009 12:30 PM EDT
Check for goose bumps.
According to Tammy Erickson in her post A Lowcost Way to Improve Engagement, we all need the occasional goose bump experience when something goes well at work. You might get the chills after having devised a technically brilliant solution for an important customer. It's the , "Man, I'm good" moment we all cherish.
Just as important, employers should figure out ways to deliver these experiences to their employees. Writing on Harvard Business Publishing, Erickson presents the example of AARP, which annually invites employees to Capitol Hill to march in favor of a legislative initiative.
"This program undoubtedly furthers the organization's work, but, perhaps more importantly, it reminds every employee -- including those who spend most of the year working far away from the constituents the AARP serves -- of why they chose to work there. It gives them goose bumps."That's brilliant. An employee who see the positive impact of their work become more energized, more engaged, more productive.
How do you show your employees the value of their work? What gives you goose bumps?