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Engage!
Co-creating Organizational Vitality and Individual Fulfilment



March 2019 | 352 pages | SAGE Response

The salient organizational development challenge in modern times is building a highly engaged workforce that is happy and innovative at the same time.

Employees wish to give their very best at work. Organizations also make every effort to provide an atmosphere where people can do their best. However, despite intensive efforts from both sides, engagement still remains elusive in the context of large organizations. This book emphasizes the role that the employee and the institution need to play in order to make employee engagement possible. An ideal organization is the one that can mobilize virtually an unlimited number of people towards the creation of meaningful products, services and experiences in ways that can help to fulfil the greatest aspirations of its stakeholders. Such collaboration is best achieved by creating holistic mechanisms for coordination, which are in evolutionary harmony with the laws of nature.

Employees, at all levels of the organization, then feel appreciated and are genuinely proud of their meaningful contribution. Such purposeful and synergistic collective makes for an engaged organization.

With detailed and inspirational organizational case studies drawn from across the world, the book illustrates how engagement actually happens in practice

 
Foreword by Dr Rajiv Kumar
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
PART I: THE QUEST
 
The Engaged Organization Case Study: Patagonia
 
The Engagement Imperative
 
PART II: THE FOUNDATIONS
 
The Individual Human Being
 
The Nature of Work
 
PART III: THE APPROACH
 
The Appreciative Culture Case Study: The Tata Group
 
The Holistic Structure Case Study: Whole Foods Market
 
PART IV: THE ARCHITECTURE
 
Individual Excellence Case Study: Apple Inc.
 
Supervisory Acumen Case Study: Narayana Health
 
Managerial Efficacy Case Study: The Aravind Eye Care System
 
Entrepreneurial Synergy Case Study: Interface Inc.
 
Transformational Leadership Case Study: ITC Limited
 
Mentorship Mastery Case Study: Jaipur Rugs
 
Epilogue

“A practical account of how to solve a vexing problem, viz that of building engaged employees. This is a different kind of book that could change the approach to the issue of people engagement. Certainly worth the time and the price to read.”

R Gopalakrishnan,
CEO, The Mindworks

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ISBN: 9789353282714
₹525.00