Introducing The Soul Mates: Engagement & Transparency

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Standing in the light is far better than hiding. Of course, at first it is uncomfortable.

I have a point-of-view about employee engagement that is focused on building highly collaborative environments where everyone learns the skills of change. As part of the journey, I advocate building environments where there is nothing to left to hide.

As transparency throws open the doors employers are being forced to adopt healthier behavior. The most egregious examples of disengagement happen because someone believes no one sees them. Shine a light on everyone. Perhaps the healthiest outcome of across-the-board transparency is that we end isolation – the single most disastrous counterpoint to engagement and success with personal change.

Cameras, software and feedback forums have reached such a state of sophistication that we can measure performance, accuracy, customer satisfaction, loyalty, efficiency and innovation in real time. Full transparency supports performance. It also supports connecting with others. Over the years at Inspired Work, it has become clear that the single greatest contributor to personal failure is isolation.

Employers will do more harm than good if technology is used to create a police state. Use transparency to shine a spotlight on good news, right action and positive engagement. Of course, there will be times when we need to use our resources to solve an employee problem. The value comes emphasizing transparency as a positive resource.

David Harder
David Harderhttp://www.inspiredworkservices.com
DAVID founded Inspired Work in 1990, which has helped over 42,000 professionals transform their relationship towards work. Individuals from all walks of life attend Inspired Work’s public programs to launch new careers, new business or to become more successful in their existing role. He views work as a profound opportunity to become more fulfilled, contributive and effective. Mr. Harder’s leadership, employee engagement, executive development and social networking programs are used in a wide variety of organizations including The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern California, The United Church of Religious Science, Morgan Stanley, and many others. Inspired Work’s leadership programs, career development and team building programs produce some of the worlds most outstanding satisfaction numbers in any business: 92.6% out of a hundred. David has appeared on many business and human-interest programs including CNN, KTLA News, KFWB News and Business News Network. David’s book, new book, The Workplace Engagement Solution (Career Press) offers an entire “crack-the-code” approach to engagement.

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Larry Tyler

Very Thought Provoking and a little scary.Thank you David

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