About Engagement at Mason
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The Faculty & Staff Experience Committee defines employee engagement at Mason as:
Employee engagement is the extent to which employees feel connected to their job and the positive impact their role has on the university; are committed to advancing the goals and objectives of their unit; put effort into their work both as individuals and as members of teams, and can thrive both personally and professionally.
Furthermore, the Faculty & Staff Experience Committee acknowledges that employee engagement is, and must be, predicated by a solid strengths-based culture where well-being is centered and led by senior and team leaders who have robust employee engagement themselves and are committed to encouraging it in their teams.
Understand, create space for, and engage in better inclusion and belonging practices
A work environment that makes a conscious effort to include and make everyone belong is an environment that allows, encourages, and creates a space for people to grow professionally and personally.
When everyone is consciously included and belongs, people feel more connected to their work, their role, and each other which expands and deepens the impact and meaning of their work.
Diversity includes the spectrum of all races, ethnicity, neurodiversities, differing abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, political affiliations, cultures, religious practices, and thought.
Create sustainably high performance
Understanding and meeting employees needs creates higher engagement and higher performance both individually and among teams.
Employees who are engaged and who feel connected to their work and role at Mason are able to create more innovative solutions for themselves, their teams, and Mason.
Support a transition to a pandemic-altered workforce
Employee needs have changed. We need to understand how we can support everyone in this new environment
- Deal with the changing nature of work as digitization increases
- Manage the balance of work and life through mobile technology
- Flex to different place, space, and workstyle needs
- Lead collaborative, cross-functional teams
- Manage through disruptions
Identify areas to celebrate
To understand employee engagement, identifying areas of success is just as important as identifying areas of growth.
At Mason, we believe that employee engagement is a continuous process.
The Faculty and Staff Experience Survey feedback guides our efforts to increase engagement and ensure Mason remains a workplace that values, supports, and develops its employees. The survey is an important step in an ongoing process of improvement. Survey results provide a starting point for discussion, action planning, and follow-up.
Ongoing surveys will allow Mason to build on efforts to positively impact our workplace.
Read more about Mason’s action planning following the survey.