Employee alignment and engagement are fairly recent workplace improvement trends. Employee alignment is the practice of getting everyone behaving in ways that deliver strategic goals. Employee engagement is the practice of getting them to feel good about their work and workplace.
Both are valuable; they can indeed improve an organization’s performance. And did you notice how both are done to employees? Lying just beneath the surface here is that old industrial-age idea that employees are like factory machines, human resources to be organized and managed.
What would your organization look like if you practiced doing things with them?
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PS: Think win-win.