Resistance to Engagement in the August 2011 Training JournalThis month’s edition of Training Journal is focused on the topic of “engagement”, seven feature articles dedicated to the topic.

I was honoured to be asked by the editor, Elizabeth Eyre, to contribute. �My article “Resistance to Engagement”�builds on the onion model to discuss why people sometimes resist such an obviously “good thing”.

Training Journal

Training Journal is a subscription only magazine, and access to the full article archive on their website also requires a subscription. �It is an excellent journal that I have read and contributed for nearly ten years. �If you are a trainer or you commission training, reading it will be a valuable part of your CPD.

However, the subscription model means that any people interested in my article won’t be able to access it, so I will be putting it onto this blog, in two parts, over the next two days. �Here is the intro…

Resistance to Engagement

People want to be engaged.� They want to be treated fairly, to be consulted about what is happening, and to feel valued and supported.� Yet employee engagement initiatives often meet with scepticism, resistance and even hostility.� Why is this?� Can we understand the source of the resistance and build on this understanding to create positive ways to handle it?

Part 1 in my next blog: 10 August 2011.

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