Many writers have highlighted the business value of deeply engaged teams. Indeed a great team is powerful, much more than the sum of its individual people. While many things influence engagement at work, and indeed there is complexity – it isn’t rocket science.
Engagement Whisperer demystifies the science and describes a ‘softly, softly’ approach to lifting engagement in your team. There is already so much noise in an organisation that a quieter approach might just be the right ‘cup of tea’ (or coffee).
Learning for managers is distilled in thirty delicious and easily digestible bites. It’s designed as a dipper or a flipper. Simply, you can read a chapter or two at a time on the bus or while enjoying a cappuccino (my preferred option).
Who is this book for?
The book is targeted at managers in large organisations and draws heavily on my PhD research into what’s happening when people are highly engaged at work. The results are recommendations for manager’s behaviours and team processes. There’s also a chapter discussing what it’s like to live in a large organisation and how this influences your status and identity. The book is sprinkled heavily with the voices of employees.
The book will also be helpful for those people responsible for organisational wide employee engagement initiatives. Perhaps you are in human resources or corporate communications. There is a chapter written with input from folk who have run these programs.
What will the reader take away?
The book is a fun and enlightening investment of a manager’s time. They will come away with ideas on things to do to support their team members engagement at work.