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Mutual gains? : is there a role for employee engagement in the modern workplace? / Alex Bryson (University College London, NIESR and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBryson, Alex In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, October 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11112
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-141856 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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I examine the history of employee engagement and how it has been characterised by thinkers in sociology, psychology, management and economics. I suggest that, while employers may choose to invest in employee engagement, there are alternative management strategies that may be profit-maximising. I identify four elements of employee engagement - job 'flow', autonomous working, involvement in decision-making at workplace or firm level, and financial participation - and present empirical evidence on their incidence and employee perceptions of engagement, drawing primarily from evidence in Britain. I consider the evidence regarding the existence of mutual gains and present new evidence on the issue. I find a non-linear relationship between human resource management (HRM) intensity and various employee job attitudes. I also find the intensity of HRM use and employee engagement are independently associated with improvements in workplace performance. I consider the implications of the findings for policy and employment practice in the future.