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What does 'engagement' mean to you?

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The Scottish Engagement and Culture Network group includes people of all grades from the smallest to the largest departments based in Scotland.

The network group are learning from each other, sharing practical hints and tips across government.

So far they have:

  •  invited the Insolvency Service to share how they are promoting their flexible terms and conditions as a major benefit compared to  non-Civil Service employers
  • looked at the Ministry of Defence bespoke programme for middle managers which develops them to think about how they lead and manage change.
  • invited the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to explain the impact people’s relationship with their manager has on their engagement and well-being at work.

Engagement is such a huge agenda and we need  to focus on what’s universal, what unites us, what's likely to be successful, what will help departments become even better places to work.

The Engagement and Culture network are designing a discovery session to get you thinking about these questions:

  • 'engagement' what does it mean to you?
  • what makes you feel a sense of commitment and achievement?
  • what stops you feeling you’re part of something important?

Can you help them prioritise their efforts in designing this discovery session and give them ideas of what is working in your workplace? Or if you would like to become a member of the Engagement and Culture Network they would love to hear from you. Get in touch with one of the network group members: Marion JoassLorraine Barr, or Sarah Jones 

Look out for their Engagement and Culture Discovery Session in the coming months.

They will also have a representative at the CS Local Scotland stall at CS Live in Edinburgh 4 June 2019, so come along and find out more about CS Local Scotland and network groups across government.

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  1. Comment by Claire Burn posted on

    is there a contact name for the engagement and culture network in the North East and Midlands regions please? i'd love to use them for something similar in our teams.

  2. Comment by Rozanne Kidd posted on

    A great session which promises to be engaging in its own right!
    In HMPO we encourage team discussions every day at our 10@10s. These are 10 min buzz meetings which are run by and for the teams themselves and mix local and national shares. Leaders are also encouraged to drop in as this provides an opportunity for them to hear first hand what is important from a team's perspective and also to be able to share more directly what might be on their minds. Hopefully others in my team will share more of the engagement stuff we do so just a taster!

  3. Comment by Maureen McGuinness posted on

    In Glasgow HMPO we have a weekly EO meeting, this includes staff from Counter /Postal/Engagement/Fraud/Estates/Facilities. This has been a huge success in engagement and it is great to know what is happening in other departments. We are able to talk about any issues that arise and share our stories. What is discussed in the meeting is then passed onto all staff.