Employee engagement involves both push and pull. The push part of engagement is our effort, focus, concentration, and contribution to a specific element or block of engagement. The pull part of engagement is how an element or block engages us or pulls us towards it.
For example, I take 10 minutes to recognize a few people I work with. I am engaging or pushing towards the recognition block of the pyramid of engagement. The results of this may pull me towards future recognition because of the interactions or comments from the people I recognized.
I am pulled into engagement by a meaningful result I want to create. This draws me towards engagement. For engagement to be powerful we must experience both the push and pull of engagement with results, performance, progress, relationships, recognition, moments, strengths, meaning, well-being, and energy.
See the diagram below for a visual image of this dynamic.
David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who is both pushed and pulled by all 10 blocks of the pyramid of engagement. If you want to experience more powerful engagement where you work contact David Zinger today.