10 Unmistakable Motivators of Employee Engagement 1. People engage when they feel gotten. What do you do – every single day – that makes people think, “They get me”? 2. People engage when their development is supported. How much will it cost if you choose not to develop your people? 3. People engage when they know their opinions matter. How are you making it easy for people to show up in full voice? 4. People engage when their job makes use of their talent. What personal skills are you afraid to give people permission to tap into? 5. People engage when their dearly held sense of individualism is honored. Are you asking people to defend their specialness or inviting people to articulate their fabulousness? 6. People engage when their unique definition of engagement is considered. Have you asked your people what engagement feels like to them? 7. People engage when their commitments outside of the organization are respected. Have you accepted the fact that work isn’t the only determining factor in how your people live their lives? 8. People engage when they’re treated as assets to be valued, not expenses to be managed. What do you see when you see people? 9. People engage when the organization makes it possible for them to become more valuable. How are you making it hard for people to grow? 10. People engage when the work they do make a significant contribution to something they value. Do you provide opportunities to do meaningful work that helps others?