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.
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.
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
Appendices:Appendix A: Description of the Study and Profile of ParticipantsAppendix B: Description of Measurements Used
List of Figures and Tables