What’s In This Episode:
How do you engage your team? When your team is engaged, they’re getting a psychic benefit from the work. They’re into it!
But even when you have the most engaged team, in the summer months, it can be tough. In this episode, Jill and Brad discuss how to keep your team engaged when they want to be outside.
“I’m looking forward to being the old guy sitting in the coffee shop.” – Brad
Brad tries to solve his personal engagement problem by taking more Fridays off in the summer so he can enjoy long weekends. Doing so allows him to be more engaged at work and then at home with his family.
Jill points out that the more time she takes off (whether it’s three or four days), the more she dreads Monday. And there are some days she just wants to sit and chill out.
So how can they convince employees to stay engaged when they understand being checked out themselves?
“I don’t want to take the joy of summer or breaks away from them.” – Jill
It might be a good idea to check in on your employees, not nannying them constantly, but to make sure that everyone is still on track. Maybe the expectations should be lowered in the summer, but does that mean you make less income because of it? And how do you get back into the swing of things?
How do you stay engaged? How do you keep your team engaged? Let us know! Listen in!»
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