This 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. ï¿½My article “Resistance to Engagement”ï¿½builds on the onion model to discuss why people sometimes resist such an obviously “good thing”.
Training Journal is a subscription only magazine, and access to the full article archive on their website also requires a subscription. ï¿½It is an excellent journal that I have read and contributed for nearly ten years. ï¿½If 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. ï¿½Here is the intro…
Resistance to Engagement
People want to be engaged.ï¿½ They want to be treated fairly, to be consulted about what is happening, and to feel valued and supported.ï¿½ Yet employee engagement initiatives often meet with scepticism, resistance and even hostility.ï¿½ Why is this?ï¿½ 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.