Enhancing Employee Engagement

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: J. Lee Whittington,Simone Meskelis,Enoch Asare,Sri Beldona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319547321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

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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.
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Strategic Employee Surveys

Evidence-based Guidelines for Driving Organizational Success

Author: Jack Wiley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470891117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Praise for Strategic Employee Surveys "This is a must-read! If you want to bring your employee survey up to the next level—if you want to predict and drive your organizational outcomes, including customer satisfaction and business performance—if you want to move your business strategy and survey program closer together, then this is your book."—Franz G. Deitering, Ph.D., SAP, and CEO, RACER Benchmark Group; former Chairman, IT Survey Group "[Wiley makes] an excellent, well-balanced approach to making the business case for employee surveys and providing reinforcement on the essential components—from purpose and development of the instrument to results analysis to action planning."—Lawrence E. Milan, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, ING U.S. Insurance "This book does not get bogged down in statistical analyses, yet it features a healthy mix of the theoretical and the practical that works for the novice and the experienced survey program manager alike."— Thomas E. Mitchell, Vice President, Northern Trust Company "The book's key concepts are illustrated with many specifics, especially survey content, and lots of fascinating 'war stories.' This book will become a well-thumbed volume by all who want to make the most of employee surveys."—Allen I. Kraut, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Management, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY
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Employee Engagement

A Roadmap for Creating Profits, Optimizing Performance, and Increasing Loyalty

Author: Brad Federman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470522585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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"If you think you know everything it takes to attain associate/employee engagement, put yourself to the test. This book provides a holistic approach to engagement that will create the competitive edge required to succeed in this economy." --Sharon S. Bilgischer, senior manager, logistics global talent, curriculum and documentation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. There is clear and mounting evidence that employee engagement keenly correlates to individual, group, and corporate performance in areas such as retention, productivity, customer service, and loyalty. This timely treatment provides a comprehensive framework, language, and process that genuinely connects "People" strategy with "Business" strategy. It offers a research-based blueprint for looking at employee engagement with the same regularity and importance as any other aspect of the organization.
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Engaging Government Employees

Motivate and Inspire Your People to Achieve Superior Performance

Author: Robert Lavigna

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814432816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Government employees face enormous challenges today, including being stigmatized as underworked and overpaid. At the same time, they're being asked to solve some of our toughest problems including unemployment, security, poverty, and education. In Engaging Government Employees, Bob Lavigna gives managers the tools they need to leverage the talents of government's most important resource: its people. He shows them how to measure, nurture, and sustain the kind of authentic employee engagement that drives results. With over three decades of experience in public sector HR, he knows how to get team members passionate about the agency's mission, and committed to its success. Readers will learn: * Why a highly engaged staff is 20 percent more productive * How to get employees to deliver "discretionary effort" * How to assess the level of engagement * Why free pizza and Coke every Friday is not a viable strategy * And more Drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence, Engaging Government Employees rejects the typical, one-size-fits-all approach to motivation and shows how America's largest employer can apply the science of engagement to dramatically improve performance.
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Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice

Author: Catherine Truss,Kerstin Alfes,Rick Delbridge,Amanda Shantz,Emma Soane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135128642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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In recent years there has been a weight of evidence suggesting that engagement has a significantly positive impact on productivity, performance and organisational advocacy, as well as individual wellbeing, and a significantly negative impact on intent to quit and absenteeism from the work place. This comprehensive new book is unique as it brings together, for the first time, psychological and critical HRM perspectives on engagement as well as their practical application. Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice will familiarise readers with the concepts and core themes that have been explored in research and their application in a business context via a set of carefully chosen and highly relevant original and case studies, some of which are co-authored by invited practitioners. Written in an accessible manner, this book will be essential reading for scholars in the field, students studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as practitioners interested in finding out more about the theoretical underpinnings of engagement alongside its practical application.
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Employee Engagement

Author: Emma Bridger

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749472022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Achieving employee engagement is crucial to the success and continued high performance of any organization. But with budgets tighter than ever before, economic struggles and an increasingly stressful workplace for staff, it has become an increasingly difficult task. Aimed at HR practitioners and managers, Employee Engagement offers a complete, practical resource for understanding, measuring and building engagement. Grounded in engagement theory and an understanding of psychology combined with practical tools, techniques and diagnostics, this book will help you assess and drive engagement in your organization. Case studies include British Gas, Capital One, Asda, Ministry of Justice, Mace and RSA.
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Optimizing Organization Design

A Proven Approach to Enhance Financial Performance, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

Author: Ronald G. Capelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118763793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Optimizing Organization Design offers a comprehensive resource and valued guide for anyone interested in improving organization performance. The book presents an approach to optimizing organization design that is based on over 100 large scale projects and 23 research studies that have been completed by Capelle Associates over the past 25 years. In addition, the book includes insightful comments from executives on their success in using this approach. Capelle’s research and client experience reveal that optimizing organization design leads to better financial performance, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. It can provide a competitive advantage and a significant return on investment. It can also become the foundation of both strategy implementation and human resources management. Capelle shows that organization design includes the alignment of a number of critical factors, including positions (vertical and functional); accountabilities and authorities (managerial and cross functional); people; deliverables and tasks. He shows that manager – direct report alignment is the single most important organization design variable. His research also shows that it is suboptimal nearly half the time. This is a horrendous waste of talent and capability, but also provides a significant opportunity for improvement in organization performance. Optimizing Organization Design clearly explains how to implement organization design improvements. This approach includes people change management, project management, and a cascading, iterative approach that is based on teams and involves education, doing real work and feedback. In addition, Optimizing Organization Design includes special sections on the role of the Board of Directors, project management, process management and compensation. In addition, the author has included four case studies and a useful glossary.
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6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement

Lead and Succeed in a Do-More-With-Less World

Author: Vicki Hess

Publisher: Catalyst Consulting LLC

ISBN: 9780978986261

Category: Employee empowerment

Page: 136

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"6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement" is a treasure trove of easy-to-implement, high-impact ideas for healthcare leaders struggling to keep employees engaged. It provides structured, sustainable, simple, and practical solutions for employee engagement challenges, plus 12 turnkey Bonus Tools and 4 Videos to streamline implementation of ideas. Take the shortcut to improved: Satisfaction Safety Productivity Efficiency Quality of care Retention With these transformational ideas and tools, it couldn't be easier! "6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement gets right to the heart of what's needed in healthcare today: improved employee engagement. Using a translational approach, Vicki synthesizes current evidence-based research about employee engagement and combines it with success stories of organizations that are doing things right. And the shortcut format is perfect for busy leaders. Every healthcare leader should read this book!" Neil Meltzer, President & CEO, LifeBridge Health"
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Handbook of Employee Engagement

Perspectives, Issues, Research and Practice

Author: Simon L. Albrecht

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781849809504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

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The Handbook presents comprehensive and global perspectives to help researchers and practitioners identify, understand, evaluate and apply the key theories, models, measures and interventions associated with employee engagement. It provides many new insights, practical applications and areas for future research. It will serve as an important platform for ongoing research and practice on employee engagement.
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Biblical Perspectives on Leadership and Organizations

Author: J. Lee Whittington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113747808X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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Biblical Perspectives on Leadership and Organizations links biblically-based principles to the study of organizational practices by examining topics including motives, meaningful work, and spiritual leadership from a biblical perspective integrated with findings from contemporary research.
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Leading the Sustainable Organization

Development, Implementation and Assessment

Author: Tim Galpin,J. Lee Whittington,Greg Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136468870

Category: Science

Page: 224

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This book is the first to combine the much talked about topics of leadership and sustainability, and provides readers with a comprehensive overview and pragmatic approach to leading sustainable organizations. Chapters include discussions, case examples, steps, and useful tools centred on the components of the Leading the Sustainable Organization model. This model provides managers with a pragmatic, end-to-end framework for creating (in the case of new entities) or shifting (in the case of existing firms) their organizations’ workforces to a sustainability focus. Leading the Sustainable Organization is the perfect tool for executives and managers in small, medium, and large companies, and in all industries, to assist with the difficult and confusing topic of leading sustainability efforts. This book will be of great interest to students and academics who want to learn more about corporate sustainability.
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It's My Company Too!

How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results

Author: Kenneth R. Thompson,Thomas J. Walter,Ramon L. Benedetto

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 160832396X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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An employer's guide to build motivation with the employees.
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Employee Engagement For Dummies

Author: Bob Kelleher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118756061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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The easy way to boost employee engagement Today more than ever, companies and leaders need a road map to help them boost employee engagement levels. Employee Engagement For Dummies helps employers implement the necessary plans to create and sustain an engaging culture, allowing them to attract and retain the best people while boosting their productivity and creativity. Employee Engagement For Dummies helps you foster employee engagement, a concept that furthers an organization's interests through ensuring that employees remain involved in, committed to, and fulfilled by their work. It covers: practical steps to boost employee engagement with your company or team; how to engage different generations of employees; the keys to reduce voluntary employee turnover; practical tools to help retain and engage your employees; processes that will boost employee retention and productivity; hiring the best fits from the start; and much more. Helps you recognize and understand the impact of positive employee engagement Helps you attract and retain the best employees Employee Engagement For Dummies is for business leaders at all levels who are looking to better engage their employees and increase morale and productivity.
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Engagement and Disengagement at Work

Drivers and Organizational Practices to Sustain Employee Passion and Performance

Author: Barbara Imperatori

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319518860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 113

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*Hotline check pending. At MS submission* This book offers a concise summary of cutting-edge research and practical implications about employee engagement. The author presents a clear perspective on the meaning of employee engagement, its antecedents and consequences are presented with evidences. Based on latest research results, the book discusses organizational practices which enhance people engagement focusing on the new trends of the HRM domain such as well-being practices, e-HRM systems and social volunteering initiatives. The detailed analysis also takes the recent complaints about the HR function into account. This book emphasizes that modern organizations require passionate people to thriving in a rapidly changing world, and it is important to understand why, despite the growing relevance of employee engagement, disengaged persists.
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Understanding Employee Engagement

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Zinta S. Byrne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136736239

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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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.
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Organisational Behaviour, Sixth Edition

Emerging Knowledge. Global Insights.

Author: Steve McShane,Mara Olekalns,Alex Newman,Angela Martin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia

ISBN: 1760423386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

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The sixth edition of Organisational Behaviour inherits the rich legacy of the previous editions that have proved to be a boon for the seekers looking to enhance their knowledge and be a step ahead of their peers. The insightful text, examples that are deeply embedded in reality, and unique pedagogical features, combined with the vast experience of its authors in the field of management brings forth a product that stands tall in the market. Contemporary and Informed This learning resource presents the new trends, contemporary theories and research that encourages the reader to delve deeper in the content to better understand the current scenario in the discipline. The Asia-pacific focused approach is evident in all the latest and updated content presented in this edition. Relevant and Engaging In our quest to offer most relevant study matter, it is made sure that we know the pulse of the market. To this reason, this edition offers updated case studies accompanying each chapter and presence of OB Insight and OB Ethics makes sure that students get a unique viewpoint to the world of management. The feature, OB by the Numbers that presents survey results of the topics discussed, gives a unique flavour to each chapter. Inclusion of various chapter-end practice modules will further feed and engage the curious minds. Enables Effective Learning This book and its vast array of digital resources, offer incomparable learning opportunity to the students and academics alike. One stands to gain from the up-to-date content presented in a clear, concise, and lucid manner. Mc-Graw Hill’s breakthrough digital platforms and the knowledge they offer, make this product a must buy and a must read.
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Engaged

Unleashing Your Organization's Potential Through Employee Engagement

Author: Linda Holbeche,Geoffrey Matthews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118338200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 451

A non-biased, grounded, and practical approach to employee engagement For managers and business leaders who want to enhance performance, this easy-to-use guide to employee management offers real solutions for getting workers engaged and increasing productivity. It explains what employee engagement is, why it matters, what the benefits of it are, what helps and hinders it, how to measure it, how to put theory into action when trying to create it. As an added benefit, it offers plenty of advice on how managers can keep themselves engaged, even during the toughest of times.
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SuperBetter

The Power of Living Gamefully Resilient--Powered by the Science of Games

Author: Jane McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698185501

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

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An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth In 2009, internationally renowned game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion. Unable to think clearly or work or even get out of bed, she became anxious and depressed, even suicidal. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a resilience-building game. What started as a simple motivational exercise quickly became a set of rules for “post-traumatic growth” that she shared on her blog. These rules led to a digital game and a major research study with the National Institutes of Health. Today nearly half a million people have played SuperBetter to get stronger, happier, and healthier. But the life-changing ideas behind SuperBetter are much bigger than just one game. In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more “gameful” mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals. Drawing on hundreds of studies, McGonigal shows that getting superbetter is as simple as tapping into the three core psychological strengths that games help you build: • Your ability to control your attention, and therefore your thoughts and feelings • Your power to turn anyone into a potential ally, and to strengthen your existing relationships • Your natural capacity to motivate yourself and super-charge your heroic qualities, like willpower, compassion, and determination SuperBetter contains nearly 100 playful challenges anyone can undertake in order to build these gameful strengths. It includes stories and data from people who have used the SuperBetter method to get stronger in the face of illness, injury, and other major setbacks, as well as to achieve goals like losing weight, running a marathon, and finding a new job. As inspiring as it is down to earth, and grounded in rigorous research, SuperBetter is a proven game plan for a better life. You’ll never say that something is “just a game” again. From the Hardcover edition.
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Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work

Author: P. Alex Linley,Susan Harrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195335449

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

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This volume examines what positive psychology offers to our understanding of key issues in working life today. The chapters focus on such topics as strengths, leadership, human resource management, employee engagement, communications, well-being, and work-life balance.
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