Following the launch of my book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, I’ve begun a whirlwind speaking tour to educate business people about employee engagement and inspire them to fix their cultures.
As part of my 90-minute workshop, I ask attendees to participate in an assessment to gauge whether or not they are engaged in their job. Why? Because anyone who is setting out to improve their business’ culture must be engaged, as they are a role model for the work. To gauge your engagement level at work, answer each question Yes or No.
Employee Engagement Assessment
- I know what’s expected of me.
- My efforts directly contribute to the company’s success.
- I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
- In the last week, I’ve received recognition for my good work.
- My supervisor cares about me as a person.
- Leaders seek my input.
- My opinions seem to count.
- The company’s purpose/values are aligned with my own.
- My co-workers are committed to doing quality work.
- I’ve had opportunities to learn/grow in the past year and someone has talked with me about my progress.
For every Yes response, you receive 10 points. Add up your Yes responses and you will get a number between 0 and 100. If you final score is between 0 and 70, you are Disengaged. If you final score is between 80 and 100, you are Engaged.
Here’s the rub… if you want to improve your culture, but are disengaged, you must turn that around before becoming a poster child for employee engagement.
Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your culture, you must focus on the enormous responsibility you have been given to improve employee engagement and take pride in the fact that you’ve been trusted with such an important goal. The truth is that until your culture changes, you will probably continue to be disengaged, so you must set your sights on the positive in order to muster the confidence, strength, tenacity and courage to lead a successful culture revolution. I know you can do it!