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What is happening with #Engage?

04/23/2019

#engageIt’s been a while since we all got an email from Mark Lowe with the results of the DOT’s first employee engagement survey.  Along with announcing the results, almost all managers, supervisors, and team leads who have been trained in the next steps.  The couple dozen individuals who were selected to be “champions” have started supporting these managers, supervisors and team leads as they work toward conducting team discussions, called “State of the Team” regarding results and how to start working on an action plan for areas where scores may have been lower.

With work in our individual work units ramping up in many areas, some questions have come up about where to find the department results, who the champions are, and what’s expected. To help provide information that can answer these questions, an Engagement SharePoint site has been created.

The SharePoint site currently has the following information:

  • Survey results
    • DOT-wide employee engagement report
    • Presentation Gallup made to the Management Team
    • Mark Lowe’s January email to all employees
  • Engagement champions
    • A list of the folks serving as engagement champions and their contact information
  • Engagement expectations
    • A document that lays out the roles and responsibilities of individuals across the department have in regard to how to contribute to this effort.
  • Frequently asked questions
    • A list of questions that have been coming up regarding the #Engage initiative is listed for reference and will be sent to all employees in the next few days.

The roles and responsibility document (see below) is a great place to start if you are interested in learning about the various “moving parts” of the engagement effort and how those pieces fit together. Though a more thorough summary of these roles will be coming soon, it is important to remember this program is for everyone. The roles everyone must play in this effort include:

  • Participating in the employee engagement survey itself.
  • Actively and openly participating in the “State of the Team” conversations.
  • Assisting in the implementation of their team’s action plan.

David Putz of the Strategic Performance Division is the currently heading up the #Engage effort. If you have any questions, you can reach out to him at David.Putz@iowadot.us or any of the engagement champions.

 

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