Monday, February 27, 2012

Engaged in what?

Why do organizations start employee engagement programs? In this blog, Mike talks about the research we are doing on the "engaged in what" question.
In our extensive literature review we found that most of the employee engagement work, although "talking" about the "above and beyond" work, focuses instead on the core job role. When people are engaged, they work more overtime; they stay with the company, and they are loyal. But there's not much talk about being "engaged in" innovation or other non-core job roles. Why is that?
Maybe it's because we're not even asking the "engaged in what" question.
Read Mike's article and let us know what you think.
Theresa