This book provides an evidence-based approach to understanding declining levels of employee engagement, offering a set of practices that individuals and organizations can adopt in order to improve productivity and organizational performance. It introduces a model outlining how the experience of meaningful work impacts engagement and other organizational attitudes and behaviors. It recognizes the antecedents and consequences of such behavior, recognizing that they must be considered as components of an organizational system rather than in isolation. It will be useful for scholars and practitioners in identifying and remedying the endemic trend of disconnected workers and their negative impact on organizational goals.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
J. Lee Whittington is Professor of Management at the University of Dallas, USA. He is the author of Biblical Perspectives on Leadership and Organizations and co-author of Leading the Sustainable Organization with Tim Galpin and Greg Bell.
Simone Meskelis is a Doctoral Student in the Business Administration Program at the University of Dallas, USA. Prior to starting the DBA Program she worked as an Associate Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil.
Enoch Asare is a Doctoral Student in the Business Administration Program at the University of Dallas, USA. He is also the Senior Reporting Specialist in Luminant Power, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings.
Sri Beldona is Professor of Management at the University of Dallas, USA. His research papers have appeared in various international journals and he is also a regular participant in numerous international conferences.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Stuff That Works
Chapter 1: Employee Engagement - Why it Matters
Chapter 2: A Comprehensive, Integrated Model of Employee Engagement
Chapter 3: The Meaningfulness-Engagement Connection
Chapter 4: Creating Meaning at Work through Transformational Leadership
Chapter 5: Creating Meaning in Work through Job Enrichment
Chapter 6: Bringing Meaning to Work through Integrated Faith
Chapter 7: Enhancing Engagement through the Human Resource Value Chain
Chapter 8: Enhancing Engagement through Effective Performance Management
Chapter 9: Engagement Across Cultures
Chapter 10: Enhancing Employee Engagement: A Road-Map for Managers
Appendix A: Description of the Study and Profile of Participants
Appendix B: Description of Measurements Used
List of Figures and Tables
What People are Saying About This
“This book is a research-based, comprehensive approach designed to help us understand how to create an environment that fosters a high level of employee engagement. A must read for anyone serious about building a highly engaged workforce.” (Jerry Hurley, Directional Leadership Team, Team Development Leader, Life.Church)
“This book is for leaders who want to increase engagement at work. With its synthesis of an impressive amount of research presented in a reader-friendly way, it illuminates the role that meaningful work plays in all our lives. It’s a blueprint for developing a highly engaged, productive team.” (Debra L. Nelson, Professor and Chair in Management, Oklahoma State University, USA)
“Managers today make far too many critical decisions based upon anecdotes, hunches, and assumptions. With this book, they now have a clear roadmap that helps them move beyond this risky approach. Whittington and colleagues present a fact-driven model, supported by top-notch research that managers can use with confidence to make decisions that will improve their company’s culture and performance.” (K. Matthew Gilley, Professor of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, St. Mary’s University, USA)
“The authors present compelling research that crosses international boundaries about why employee engagement matters to organizational success. Even more importantly, they also provide a clear road-map and set of actions management can take both in the short- and long-term to improve employee engagement at their organizations.” (Timothy Galpin, Clinical Professor of Management, Colorado State University, USA and co-author, The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions)