Employee Engagement in Contemporary Organizations

Maintaining High Productivity and Sustained Competitiveness

  • Paul Turner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


Although researchers have made great strides in clarifying the meaning of employee engagement, scholars are ambivalent as to whether employee engagement is distinct from other constructs related to the employee–organization relationship, and it is argued that there is a need for further scholarly examination and exploration, particularly within the context of  the rapidly changing work environment where twenty-first-century technology and behaviour meet twentieth-century organization, demanding innovative responses to the challenges of employee engagement.

Addressing this issue, this book reviews, analyses and presents evidence from academic researchers and supplements this with practice-based case studies from a range of international organizations. The author seeks to provide a coherent, consistent definition of employee engagement; clarity about  its benefits; identification of its key features and attributes, and an understanding of how these are translated into practice; and insight into the most effective ways of measuring employee engagement in a meaningful way.

Paul Turner is Professor of Management Practice at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK, and has held similar roles at universities in Birmingham, Nottingham and Cambridge. In a long business career Paul held Executive and HR Director positions in FTSE and Fortune companies and was Vice President of the CIPD. Paul has written and co-authored a number of books on management and human resource development, including his most recent publication, Leadership in Healthcare (Palgrave Macmillan).


Organization Design Leadership Management Employee Motivation Employee Satisfaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Business SchoolLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-36386-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-36387-1
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