MAGIC: The 5 Elements of Employee Engagement

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In our recent blog, “Are Your Employees Engaged or Just Satisfied,” we reviewed some of the differences between employee engagement and employee satisfaction. In short, satisfied employees operate under a transactional relationship—“Because the company gives me X, I am willing to give X worth of effort.” On the other hand, engaged employees go beyond a transactional exchange and are willing to give discretionary effort. They bring their hearts, hands, and minds into their jobs.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

Engagement is the art of give and take, coupled with a understanding of emotional relationships.  How you master this art depends upon your willingness to get close….on a personal level…with your Teammate.  What care you doing today to engage your Team and foster collaborative futures together?

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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