An employee engagement conundrum.
Two schools of thought are emerging in the academic world. One is focused on work engagement, or immersion in work through “vigor, dedication and absorption”. This has led to the development of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale by academics Schaufeli and Bakker. Other academics, such as Macey and Schneider in the US point to wider, organisational identification factors.
Utrecht Scale and Organizational Identification. If you are not familiar with the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale or the work of Macey and Schneider on organizational identification factors I encourage you to read some of the excellent material freely available online about their approaches. I encourage you to read Kevin’s thoughtful and brief post and think about the meaning or meanings of employee engagement and the difficulties or validity of comparing engagement across different organizations using different measures. To read Kevin’s post, click here.
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David Zinger, M.Ed., works with organizations and individuals to foster engagement. He is a writer, educator, speaker, and consultant who founded the 2880 member Employee Engagement Network. David’s new book, Zengage: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work will be released September 9th. David’s website offers 1100 free posts/articles on the engagement. David is committed to fostering a movement to increase employee engagement 20% by 2020.
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