The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce

The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce


By (author) Christopher Rice, By (author) Fraser Marlow, By (author) Mary Ann Masarech

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 36mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118308352
  • ISBN 13: 9781118308356
  • Sales rank: 462,680

Product description

Create a culture of engagement and build high-performance culture The Engagement Equation explains the drivers of employee engagement, and how you can use improved engagement to execute strategy, reduce costs, and meet your organizational goals. This book describes a unique engagement model that focuses on individuals' contribution to a company's success and personal satisfaction in their roles. Aligning employees' values, goals, and aspirations with those of the organization is the best method for achieving the sustainable employee engagement. The Engagement Equation is designed to provide a framework that will help you move the needle on engagement. Explains how to plan and execute a sustainable organization-wide engagement initiative Shows how to avoid the engagement survey analysis-paralysis trap Shares ways to align employee contribution with strategy Encourages leaders to pay attention to and better understand your organizational culture, and much more Ultimately, it's the daily dynamics at play in your team, your division, and your organization that matter most.

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CHRISTOPHER RICE is the President and CEO of global consulting firm BlessingWhite, which helps create high-performance cultures that drive results and reinforce organizational values. Recognized in each of the last two years as a "Top 100" thought leader by "Leadership Excellence," Chris's expertise is regularly featured in business and human capital media.FRASER MARLOW is the Vice President of Marketing & Research at BlessingWhite. He leads the team that conducts and publishes regular research on workplace issues.MARY ANN MASARECH is the employee engagement practice leader at BlessingWhite. She translates research insights into pragmatic development tools and content that are currently in use at hundreds of organizations worldwide.

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"A thorough and helpful review of what engagement really means, how it evolves, and the leadership that it requires, written in clear and practical terms by three highly experienced consultants." --ROB GOFFEE, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School"This book is full of insights and actions appropriate for today's generation of work and workers. It strongly advances the fundamental ideas upon which Buck and I founded BlessingWhite. Thanks for writing so clearly about the why and how-to of the engagement equation." --TOD WHITE, PHD, cofounder, BlessingWhite, Inc."Employee engagement is a global business strategy. Companies throughout the GCC and Middle East will benefit from the innovative ideas described in this book." --SALEH HUSSIN FADAQ, Director of Capital Development Center, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department"BlessingWhite's book on employee engagement provides practical guidance and tips for organizations to incorporate into their talent management strategies. With this research, companies can move beyond simply measuring engagement. It will help them better align employees with management's goals and improve communication throughout the company. These all contribute to higher levels of business performance." --DAVE DeFILIPPO, Chief Learning Officer, BNY Mellon Asset Management"We are all about creative business ideas, and great ideas come from fully engaged people. This is a practical and readable guide that will help executives understand a sometimes elusive topic: how to create a culture of engagement to deliver superior business results." --DONNA MURPHY, Global Chief Executive Officer, Havas Worldwide Health

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You don't need to see any metrics to know whether your employees are engaged. You can feel it the moment you walk into your office, your store, or your worksite. Eventually, a general malaise and complacency can creep into your bottom line through slower time-to-market, lower productivity, rising absenteeism, and even increased accidents. But every organization that is willing to make a commitment can turn it around. When you build--and sustain--a culture of high engagement, you'll create the strongest competitive advantage you have.Full employee engagement represents an alignment of maximum satisfaction for the individual with maximum contribution for the organization. "The Engagement Equation" explains the drivers of employee engagement, and how you can use improved engagement to execute strategy, reduce costs, and meet your organizational goals.Through pragmatic advice drawn from working hands-on in developing professionals around the world, you'll learn how to: Plan and execute a sustainable organization-wide engagement initiativeTurn employee engagement into a shared responsibility and daily priorityTake control of your own engagement so that you can inspire othersOpen communication channels between managers and employeesBuild a culture to fuel engagement, and then protect it fiercelyTurning the tide on employee engagement won't be easy. But if you're willing to commit, "The Engagement Equation" shows you the way.

Table of contents

Preface: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Legacy of Buck Blessing and Tod White Acknowledgements Chapter 1: What is Engagement Anyway Chapter 2: The 5 Levels of Engagement Chapter 3: Global Insights and Macro Trends Chapter 4: Shared Accountability & Daily Priority Chapter 5: A Dead Battery Can't Jumpstart Another Chapter 6: Culture Chapter 6: Culture Chapter 7: Seems Kind of Obvious: Align Your Employees! Chapter 8: Dialogue and Empowerment Trump Action Planning Chapter 9: Career Development Chapter 10: Measuring ROI Chapter 11: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Engagement Surveys Chapter 12: A Roadmap Appendix: 10 Actions for Becoming a Coach Endnotes Index