It’s a new year and a good time to assess your team’s engagement. A periodic check to make sure that your people are focused, challenged, stimulated and feeling good about direction is a good thing to do. Involve the team in both assessment and improvement. One approach I use with my best clients is a series of questions that you ask people to answer and then have discussions, either individually or as a group, to identify gaps in perceptions and improvement opportunities. Some of the questions address these statements:
- My communications with my manager are candid and open.
- I understand my role in supporting and delivering the business strategy.
- We build trusting relationships at work.
- I value my team members and the work they do.
If you’d like a free copy of my 15 question tool, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send it out to you. All the best in 2012!