Employee Engagement Tools for Analysis, Practice, and Competitive Advantage

ISBN-10: 1405179023
ISBN-13: 9781405179027
Edition: 2009
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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

#60;b#62;SHORT AUTHOR BIOS (TO BE PUT ON BACK OF BOOK):#60;/b#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;William H. Macey#60;/b#62; is CEO of Valtera and has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations to design and implement survey research programs. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS and is a SIOP past president. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Schneider#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Fellow at Valtera and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Karen M. Barbera#60;/b#62; is a Managing Principal at Valtera Corporation, responsible for overseeing the practice group focused on employee engagement surveys and organizational diagnostics. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Scott A. Young#60;/b#62; is a Managing Consultant at Valtera Corporation, where he consults with the firm's organizational survey clients on content development and measurement, reporting and interpretation of results, research, and action planning.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;FULL AUTHOR BIOS (TO BE INCLUDED INSIDE THE BOOK):#60;/b#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;William H. Macey#60;/b#62; is CEO of Valtera and has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations to design and implement survey research programs. He has served as an advisor to the Mayflower Group since 1992 and is the co-author of several recent publications on employee engagement. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS and is a SIOP past president. He received his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 1975.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Schneider#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Fellow at Valtera and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland. He has won Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards both in Psychology and Marketing, he has published 9 books and more than 140 journal articles and book chapters. He has also consulted widely with many Fortune 100 companies especially on issues concerning organizational service climate and employee engagement, and the way these link to customer satisfaction and financial success.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Karen M. Barbera#60;/b#62; is a Managing Principal at Valtera Corporation, responsible for overseeing the practice group focused on employee engagement surveys and organizational diagnostics. She consults with numerous Fortune 100 level companies on the design, execution, and use of employee surveys to drive organizational improvement efforts, including the delivery of C-suite presentations of results. She is also the principal author of Valtera's feedback and action planning programs. She received the Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Scott A. Young#60;/b#62; is a Managing Consultant at Valtera Corporation. He consults with the firm's organizational survey clients on content development and measurement, reporting and interpretation of results, research, and action planning. In addition, he has consulted with clients on multi-rater feedback and employee selection, and oversees the development of Valtera's proprietary employee survey normative data and research. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Northern Illinois University.

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Engaging Engagement
How Engagement Makes a Difference and What Engagement Is
The Business Case for Employee Engagement
Engagement as Psychic Energy: On the Inside
Engagement as Behavioral Energy: How Engagement Looks to Others
How an Engaged Workforce Creates Positive Financial Consequences for Organizations
On High Performance Work Environments: Four Principles for Creating an Engaged Workforce
The Capacity to Engage
The Motivation to Engage
The Freedom to Engage
The Focus of Strategic Engagement
Engagement and Discretionary Effort
Interaction of Cause and Effect
The Remainder of the Book
The "Feel and Look" of Employee Engagement
The Feel of Engagement
Urgency
Focus
Intensity
Enthusiasm
Cross-Cultural Issues in Describing the Feelings of Engagement
Summary: The Feel of Engagement
The Look of Engagement: Employee Behavior
Persistence
Proactivity
Role Expansion
Adaptability
Summary: The Look of Engagement
Strategically Aligned Engagement Behavior
On Commitment, Alignment, and Internalization
What About Employee Satisfaction?
Where Does This Take Us?
The Key to an Engaged Workforce: An Engagement Culture
What is Organizational Culture?
Creating a Culture for Engagement: How People are Valued in Organizations
Trust in Senior Leadership, Trust in Management, and Trust in the System
The Role of Fairness in a Culture of Engagement
Culture Emergence
Learning the Culture
Do the People or the Environment Make the Culture?
The Role of the Work Itself in a Culture of Engagement
The Role of Monetary Incentives in a Culture of Engagement
Does Organizational Success Impact Employee Engagement?
The Role of Culture in Creating Strategic Employee Engagement
How Culture Supports Alignment
Summary
Phase 1 of Creating and Executing an Engagement Campaign: Diagnostics and the Engagement Survey
Pre-Survey Diagnostic Activities
Conduct the Background Check and Acquire the "Language"
Engage Leadership to Define Strategic Engagement and the Supporting Culture
Craft the Engagement Messaging
The Engagement Survey
Writing Questions that Focus on the Feelings of Engagement
Writing Questions that Focus on Behavioral Engagement
Writing Generic Behavioral Engagement Survey Questions
Writing Questions that Focus on Creating the Employee Capacity to Engage
Writing Questions that Focus on Whether People Have a Reason to Engage
Writing Questions that Focus on Whether People Feel "Free" to Engage
Summary
Phase 2 of Creating and Executing an Engagement Campaign: Action Planning and Intervention
Survey Results Interpretation
Benchmarks
Survey Results Feedback
Feedback at the Executive Level
Feedback at the Managerial Level
Communicating Survey Results Company-Wide
Summary
Preparing the Organization for Taking Action
Commitment for Action
Resources and Tools That Facilitate Action Planning and Change
Variants on the Action Planning Model
How Much Measurable Change is Possible?
Actual Changes That Build and Maintain Engagement
Interventions that Build Confidence and Resiliency
Interventions that Enhance Social Support Networks
Interventions that Renew or Restore Employee Energy
Interventions that Enhance the Motivation to Engage
Interventions that Enhance the Freedom to Engage
Interventions Focused on Process Fairness
Interventions Focused on Outcome Fairness
Interventions Focused on Interactional Fairness
Leadership Behavior and Engagement
Summary
Burnout and Disengagement: The Dark Side of Engagement
Disengagement: Early Unmet Expectations at Work
The Nature and Trajectory of Burnout
The Components of Burnout
The Trajectory of Burnout
Is Burnout Inevitable?
Effective Coping With Burnout
Social Support
Autonomy and Job Control
Burnout, Workaholism, and Engagement: Resolution of the Paradox
Job Creep and the Erosion of Trust
Additional Stress Factors and Disengagement
Remedies and Interventions
The Need for Recovery
Other Interventions
Resistance to Change and Engagement: Another Dark Side of Engagement
How Should Engagement Initiatives be Communicated?
Conclusion
Talking Points: Introducing or Rethinking Engagement in Your Organization
Notes
Author and Name Index
Subject Index

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