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What does engagement mean to you? Comment to win!

We’re sharing videos of VCH staff talking about what “being engaged at work” means to them.  Share what engagement means to you in the comments section below for a chance to win a pop-up party for your team. Many of the comments we’ve received so far show how engaged staff are at VCH!

Watch and win

View the video to hear what these VCH staff members had to say about engagement at work. Share your own thoughts in the comment section below to enter the draw!

2 Min. 16 Sec. Click the image below to play the video:

What’s a pop-up party and how do I win one?529690101

A pop-up party is treats and door prizes delivered to your work area.  The Putting People First committee will select the four best examples of engagement from the comments received; one from each Community of Care. Watch the video above if you haven’t already and then add your comments about engagement at work in the comment section below. Use your full name and VCH email address so we can contact you if you win!

More videos and information

For more videos and information visit the People First page on VCH Connect.




  1. Yvonne Paquette says:

    Engagement happens on many levels. Engaging could mean stopping in the hall to check in with a client, or it could mean overhauling the content for a group program. Regardless of what form it takes, engagement means being fully present at work, fully present for the clients, actively listening to team members and clients no matter what, and following through with team/client concerns.
    An employee who is engaged with their work is also engaged with themselves. Engagement with our selves helps prevent and identify symptoms of burnout. In short, engagement benefits everyone, and if one finds one is not engaging, some self-care may be in order.

  2. Tricia says:

    Engagement occurs when staff all share a mutual respect and cooperation with one anther. They respect the diversity of expertise, cultural and differing perspectives within their team. By respecting that each member has something to offer the team as a whole, they are able to work together most cohesively and constructive. Engagement improves work morale and job satisfaction.

  3. Monica Narang says:

    As a Respiratory Therapist at LGH, I believe we are engaged at many different levels throughout our work day. To me, being engaged goes hand in hand with being present. It often feels like there is a choice in my level of participation in situations: if I am present and happy to be at work, I am much more driven to be engaged with everyone. In our role, there are acute situations which we constantly attend to, but the opportunities that are outside of the urgent ones are where I really feel like I become engaged with the people around me. To me, being engaged can include anything from taking the time in a trauma situation to communicate what is going on to a patient who is intubated and confused, or taking the time out on a break to talk with a coworker who needs to de-stress with a talk or walk.

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