13First Impressions and Priorities

This chapter will help you develop an initial strategy for raising the engagement level of your team. We’ll begin by helping you form initial impressions of the levels of the four intrinsic rewards in your team. Then we’ll talk about a general strategy for building engagement.

First Impressions of the Intrinsic Reward Levels

If you want a precise measure of your team’s sense of meaningfulness, choice, competence, and progress, consider using the Work Engagement Profile1 described in chapter 5. The WEP will allow you and the team members to see how their scores compare to those of other people who have taken the instrument. That process can be an engaging kickoff to a more detailed discussion of intrinsic motivation ...

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