Understanding Employee Engagement

Author: Zinta S. Byrne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136736166
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice

Author: Catherine Truss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135128642
Format: PDF
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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.

Handbook of Employee Engagement

Author: Simon L. Albrecht
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: 9781849809504
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Work Engagement

Author: Arnold B. Bakker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136980881
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides the most thorough view available on this new and intriguing dimension of workplace psychology, which is the basis of fulfilling, productive work. The book begins by defining work engagement, which has been described as ‘an opposite to burnout,’ following its development into a more complex concept with far reaching implications for work-life. The chapters discuss the sources of work engagement, emphasizing the importance of leadership, organizational structures, and human resource management as factors that may operate to either enhance or inhibit employee’s experience of work. The book considers the implications of work engagement for both the individual employee and the organization as a whole. To address readers’ practical questions, the book provides in-depth coverage of interventions that can enhance employees’ work engagement and improve management techniques. Based upon the most up-to-date research by the foremost experts in the world, this volume brings together the best knowledge available on work engagement, and will be of great use to academic researchers, upper level students of work and organizational psychology as well as management consultants.

The Self at Work

Author: D. Lance Ferris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317235347
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Self at Work brings researchers in industrial and organizational psychology and organizational behavior together with researchers in social and personality psychology to explore how the self impacts the workplace. Covering topics such as self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-control, power, and identification, each chapter examines how research on the self informs and furthers understanding of organizational topics such as employee engagement, feedback-seeking, and leadership. With their combined expertise, the chapter authors consider how research on the self has influenced management research and practice (and vice-versa), limitations of applying social psychology research in the organizational realm, and future directions for organizational research on the self. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals who are interested in how research on the self can inform industrial/organizational psychology.

Organizational Climate and Culture

Author: Mark G. Ehrhart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317934393
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fields of organizational climate and organizational culture have co-existed for several decades with very little integration between the two. In Organizational Climate and Culture: An Introduction to Theory, Research, and Practice, Mark G. Ehrhart, Benjamin Schneider, and William H. Macey break down the barriers between these fields to encourage a broader understanding of how an organization’s environment affects its functioning and performance. Building on in-depth reviews of the development of both the organizational climate and organizational culture literatures, the authors identify the key issues that researchers in each field could learn from the other and provide recommendations for the integration of the two. They also identify how practitioners can utilize the key concepts in the two literatures when conducting organizational cultural inquiries and leading change efforts. The end product is an in-depth discussion of organizational climate and culture unlike anything that has come before that provides unique insights for a broad audience of academics, practitioners, and students.

Diversity Resistance in Organizations

Author: Kecia M. Thomas
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136677534
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a groundbreaking volume that provides informed, balanced yet frank discussion of US workplace diversity and diversity resistance issues. The chapters in this book put a name on behaviors and practices that have existed in the workplace for a long time, yet until recently have had no name. Further, the majority of the chapters innovatively link existing psychological and organizational factors such as fear, uncertainty, power, emotions, and organizational change and development. The book's editors and authors emphasize that we need to know more about diversity resistance, both in overt and covert forms. To guide us, we can draw on existing research and practice literature that have both theoretical and empirical depth. This timely volume's first chapter deconstructs the growing prevalence of hangmen's nooses as a manifestation of resistance to diversity that is visibly overt, hostile, and interpersonal. The authors also shed light on how nooses surprisingly exemplify diversity resistance that is also frequently covert, subtle, and frequently silent. The book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in industrial and organizational psychology, human resources management, diversity management, sociology of work, organizational change, and cultural diversity within organizations. It provides a central resource for classes on prejudice and discrimination in organizations, emotions at work, personnel psychology, strategic human resources management and cultural issues in human resources management. Professionals and practitioners who increasingly interact with diverse employees will find this book essential to their work.

Organizational Climate and Culture

Author: Benjamin Schneider
Publisher: Pfeiffer
ISBN: 9780470622032
Format: PDF
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Sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. Reveals how examining climate and culture together can advance understanding of the behavior of individuals within organizations, as well as overall organizational performance in such diverse areas as financial planning, marketing, and human resource development.

Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management

Author: Edward M. Mone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317235282
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a practical guide for managers to increase and support employee engagement through stronger performance management tools and techniques. In this second edition, Edward Mone and Manuel London incorporate new developments in the field, including discussion of issues about the value of challenging goals, annual formal appraisals, forced ranking, and ways to give constructive feedback. The authors expand the traditional notion of performance management to include building trust, creating conditions of empowerment, managing team learning, and maintaining ongoing straightforward communications about performance, all of which are critical to employee engagement. Case studies offer concrete examples, and checklists and surveys supply managers with ways to assess employee engagement as well as directions for increasing engagement. An up-to-date, straightforward guide, this book is appropriate for graduate students in Employee Engagement, Human Resources, and Management Studies, as well as scholars and practitioners in those fields.