Employee engagement is a novel concept that has been building momentum in recent years. Understanding Employee Engagement: Theory, Research, and Practice exposes the science and practice of employee engagement. Grounded in theory and empirical research, this book debates the definitions of engagement, provides a comprehensive evaluation of empirical findings in the engagement field including a focus on international findings, and offers implications for science and practice in organizations. Employers can learn how to foster and drive engagement to increase productivity and happiness, and researchers can master the existing engagement literature and begin to study the many propositions and new models Zinta S. Byrne, Ph.D. proposes throughout the book.
About the Author
Zinta S. Byrne, PhD, has more than 10 years of work experience at Hewlett-Packard as an engineer and manager, worked for Personnel Decisions International as a regional manager, and is currently Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University and president of Atniz Consulting, LLC. She has published in top psychology and management journals and books, presented internationally, reviews for and serves on a number of editorial boards, is a coeditor of Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, published by the American Psychological Association, and is author of Organizational Psychology and Behavior: An Integrated Approach to Understanding the Workplace, published by Kendall Hunt.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword. 1. The Story of Engagement. PART I: ENGAGEMENT UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: What Is Employee Engagement? 2. What Is Employee Engagement 3. What Makes Engagement Different From Other Concepts? PART II: SECURING AN ENGAGED WORKFORCE 4. How Do We Get Employee Engagement? 5. What Prevents Employee Engagement? 6. How Do We Assess Employee Engagement and Choose a Good Measure? PART III COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE 7. How Do We Improve Engagement for Competitive Advantage? 8. How Do We Use Engagement to Create a Healthy-Thriving Organization? PART IV: THE NEW FRONTIERS OF ENGAGEMENT 9. Shining an International Light: Is Engagement the Same Everywhere? 10. The Paradox of Employee Engagement: Is There a Dark Side 11. Summing It All Up: Where Do We Go From Here?