Engagement is a key buzzword in 21st-century management. Strategic human resource management rests on the belief that people are the key to achieving a competitive advantage. Employees need to be seen as assets to be developed, not costs to be controlled.
IntroductionEmployee engagement is therefore central to the ideology and practice of SHRM. But what does it mean to be engaged in work? How can engagement be encouraged? How does the reality of working conditions affect these attempts? To what extent does the structure of management and ownership in organizations affect the prospects of employee engagement? In this course we explore these questions though three key themes:
- The concept of employee engagement
- Employee involvement and participation
- Collective aspects of employee relations.
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- Identify and describe the meaning of employee engagement and its different components
- Appreciate the strategic issues associated with employee engagement
- Describe the changes in systems of employee relations
- Appreciate the impact of structures of management and ownership on employee engagement
- Reflect on the current state of employee engagement in an organization.
- Experiencing engagement 00:10:00
- Activity 1.1 Experiencing engagement 03:20:00
- Finding meaning and engagement in work 00:35:00
- Activity 1.2 The meaning of work 02:30:00
- The contemporary emphasis on employee engagement 00:35:00
- Activity 1.3 Why engagement? 02:20:00
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