The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce

ISBN: 978-1-118-30835-6
320 pages
October 2012
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October 08, 2012
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The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce

The Engagement Equation

Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce

By Christopher Rice, President and CEO of BlessingWhite

with Fraser Marlow and Mary Ann Masarech


Organizations around the world are putting an ever-growing emphasis on employee engagement as a way to drive better business results.  But to date, results have been mixed.  Over-focused on survey data, senior leaders are growing frustrated by their lack of a firm handle on this often elusive aspect of their workforce.

According to Christopher Rice, President and CEO of global consulting firm BlessingWhite, organizations can only reach peak performance if all employees -- from entry level to executive suite -- are fully engaged.  In this new and refreshing book, The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce (Wiley; 978-1-118-30835-6; October 2012; $27.95), Rice explains how to create a workplace of engaged employees, build team dynamics, and foster a culture that embeds engagement throughout every division and function. 

Based on forty years of consulting experience, Rice, Marlow and Masarech offer a solid framework on how to efficiently and effectively cultivate employee interest in their work.  Only when employee values, goals, and aspirations align with those of the company can high employee engagement be accomplished and sustained.  Additionally, the authors argue that while global findings and trends may help us articulate the most common drivers of engagement, the true drivers are the daily dynamics at play at the individual, team, and organizational level.

The authors offer guidance on how to build engagement up in the workplace, including:

  • Shifting the emphasis from measurement to action
  • Driving alignment with strategy to improve employee satisfaction
  • Consciously and purposefully driving culture
  • Redefining “career” to meet both employee and organizational ambitions

Presented in clear and accessible language, The Engagement Equation is perfect for managers, leaders, and general business readers.  This book provides many real-world examples, thorough tips and helps define key engagement concepts.  Through creative analogies and comprehensive lists deconstructing the mystery behind what influences engagement, the authors offer us an expert look at what companies of all kinds want to know.