Employee Engagement – useful concept or practical reality?

The event will be held in Kempinski Hotel Munich, Munich on 17 November 2016

The concept of employee engagement has provoked a great deal of debate since being introduced 25 years ago. Its supporters would claim that engagement programmes can enhance organisational performance when the energy generated from engagement is routed on the path needed to achieve organisational goals.

Timings: 09.00-16.00

Who is it for?
Senior business people with responsibilities for, or an interest in, the concept of employee engagement and its contribution to corporate effectiveness.

Overview
The concept of employee engagement has provoked a great deal of debate since being introduced 25 years ago. Its supporters would claim that engagement programmes can enhance organisational performance when the energy generated from engagement is routed on the path needed to achieve organisational goals.

Detractors assert that there is nothing new in the notion of engagement, being largely the creative repackaging of other more well defined and accepted management concepts. They question whether there is a causal link between apparent higher levels of engagement and organisational performance.

Content
Dr. Theresa Welbourne will outline her views with particular reference to engagement in multinationals and evidence of any cultural influences. Theresa’s theory of engagement identifies five distinct roles which employees engage in when at work: core job role; career role; team role; innovator role and organisation role.

Rob Briner will offer a reality check and share his own views on the whole field of employee engagement and its relevance. He will focus on:

• defining engagement – too many definitions and none are universally accepted
• measuring engagement – no adequate or reliable measures
• engagement is nothing new or different, and may not add value
• there is almost no good quality evidence with which to answer the most important questions about engagement
• there is a propensity to over-claim or mis-claim the importance and role of engagement.

The meeting will also discuss a European case study on the practicalities of addressing engagement, the pros and cons and its ultimate impact on business performance.

  • Tags
  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • Talent
  • Analytics & Evaluation