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How do You Enchant Your Employees

This is a great list of ideas to engage your employees.

The word “enchantment” originally meant to surround with song or incantation, to cast a spell with sounds. The modern-day definition is a bit broader: to engage the senses, elevate the spirit, and leave a person “transfixed in a simultaneously pleasurable and uncanny state of wonder,” asJane Bennett writes in her book Enchantment. We often find it when we experience nature, art, or entertainment, and, of course, when we fall in love…

Satisfaction means our basic needs are met. Happiness means our emotional needs are met. Enchantment gives us meaningful experiences we didn’t even know we needed. And what better way than that to keep employees fully engaged?

My favourite suggestion on the list is to create rituals. Business thrives when employees needs are met, what rituals do you have at work?

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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