Title: Fostering employee engagement in organisations: a conceptual framework

Authors: Kaushik Mukerjee

Addresses: SIBM Pune, Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Lavale, Mulshi, Pune 412115, India

Abstract: In recent times, the importance of employee engagement has been well acknowledged, but the understanding of the factors that impact engagement needs deeper study. This paper focuses on the existing literature on employee engagement and the engagement practices in leading organisations. Through the use of suitable concepts and practices, a conceptual framework has been developed that can help foster employee engagement in organisations. This paper brings into focus suitable propositions that need to be managed to enhance employee satisfaction and commitment. It also brings forth relevant propositions that organisations should consider to develop employee motivation and advocacy. The paper concludes that employee engagement can be fostered in organisations by focusing on the propositions given in the conceptual framework.

Keywords: employee engagement; organisational culture; organisational performance; high performance; employee satisfaction; employee commitment; employee motivation; employee advocacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2014.061476

International Journal of Management Practice, 2014 Vol.7 No.2, pp.160 - 176

Available online: 26 May 2014 *

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