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Manager-Led Group Meetings: A Context for Promoting Employee Engagement
Group and Organization Management
  • Joseph A. Allen, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Steven G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2013
Abstract

Employee engagement is a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption. Using Kahn’s theory of engagement, we look at an organizational context where employee engagement may be promoted—the workgroup meeting. Two time-separated Internet-based surveys were used to query a sample of working adults (N = 319). The findings provide support that the psychological conditions for engagement mediate the relationship between manager usage/facilitation of meetings and overall employee engagement. Specifically, as managers make their workgroup meetings relevant, allow for employee voice in their meetings where possible, and manage the meeting from a time perspective, employees appear poised to fully engage themselves in their work in general. The results suggest that managers can use a common workplace activity, workgroup meetings, to engage their employees when they use/facilitate meetings in an effective manner.

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The final version of this article can be found at: http://gom.sagepub.com/content/38/5/543.

Citation Information
Joseph A. Allen and Steven G. Rogelberg. "Manager-Led Group Meetings: A Context for Promoting Employee Engagement" Group and Organization Management Vol. 38 Iss. 5 (2013) p. 543 - 569
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joseph_allen/40/