How do you demonstrate your engagement? Engagement isn’t the sole responsibility of the company for which you work. You, as an individual, have a responsibility as well.
When I considered this, I came up with a plan to start tracking my professional and personal development activities outside of the workplace.
Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.
– H. James Harrington
After reviewing the information I collected, I decided to create an infographic or “a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data.”1 The result was a means to illustrate the professional and personal development activities in which I engaged throughout the year. I began creating these annual infographics in 2013. If you are interested in doing the same, you can learn about the process I used by reading Continuing to Engage Through the Infographic.
Today, I’m releasing my fourth infographic: Gregory F Simpson – Agent In Engagement 2016: A Year In Review [Infographic]
Click here for the 2013 – 2016 infographics in pdf format:
Agent In Engagement 2013: A Year In Review [Infographic]
Agent In Engagement 2014: A Year In Review [Infographic]
Agent In Engagement 2015: A Year In Review [Infographic]
Agent In Engagement 2016: A Year In Review [Infographic]
What do think about my 2016 infographic? Given the number of activities and accomplishments I recorded, I was forced to prioritize the items to include. For example, I attended 40+ hours of webinars and 200+ hours of classes/lectures on professional development topics yet was not able to include that as a section given the limited space available.
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
– Jim Rohn
I find this exercise very enlightening because it allows me to get an overview of how I spend my time. I can evaluate my success in achieving the goals I set for myself in 2016 as well as better focus on what I need to accomplish in 2017.
What do you think about using an infographic to tell your story? What do you do in terms of professional and personal development?
1 “infographic.” OxfordDictionaries.com. Oxford, 2014. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.
I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.
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Other recent Agent in Engagement data/reports by Agent Gregory F Simpson:
- Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.02.13 – 2017.02.17
- Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 02.13 – 2017.02.17
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- Employee-Focus is the Result of the Immigration Ban
- Best Employee Engagement-Related Articles of January 2017
- Top 8 Books from the 2016 Agent In Engagement Reading List
- Top 5 Most-Viewed Agent In Engagement Thought Articles of 2016