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Enhancing Employee Engagement

An Evidence-Based Approach

Authors: Whittington, J.L., Meskelis, S., Asare, E.K., Beldona, S.

  • Simultaneously examines the macro and micro factors that contribute to engagement at work in a cross-cultural context
  • Directly addresses the issue as back by recent polls and reports on disengagement in the United States and globally
  • Uniquely positions engagement as a standalone factor in driving organizational success
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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. 

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Employee Engagement – Why It Matters

    Whittington, J. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

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  • A Comprehensive, Integrative Model of Employee Engagement

    Whittington, J. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

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  • The Meaningfulness–Engagement Connection

    Whittington, J. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

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  • Creating Meaning at Work through Transformational Leadership

    Whittington, J. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

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  • Creating Meaning in Work through Job Enrichment

    Whittington, J. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 43-51

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54732-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54731-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enhancing Employee Engagement
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54732-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54732-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54731-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 141
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
Topics