"Describe your ideal day," she asked.
I was in a job interview. I knew what I liked about work. I knew when I had a good day. I hadn’t ever truly articulated an ideal day. I thought about it. For me, an ideal day, at work or not at work, is a day in which I:
How would you describe your ideal day?
Would your ideal day at work be different from your ideal day not at work?
How would your employees, co-workers, team members describe their ideal days? Would an ideal day be different at work and not at work?
Are there “ideal day” themes in people’s answers? How can you include some of characteristics of the ideal day outside of work into a day at work?
Asking your team about an ideal day will give a variety of answers and a plethora of insights. People might be fulfilled by:
Allow everyone to give unique answers.
In addition to themes within the team's answers, look for the strengths within each individual, opportunities to engage with each individual, ways to use each person’s definition of an ideal day to create complementary teams for projects.
How can you use each person’s strengths to meet TODAY’S goals and this quarter’s metrics?
Engage today to meet the goals you need to meet.
Watch productivity soar.
Watch “The Great Resignation” END in your organization.
If you need extra help engaging your employees and their strengths, reach out to me, Dr. Catherine, and my team at Profitable Alignment.