Manager-Led Group Meetings

A Context for Promoting Employee Engagement

Joseph A Allen, Steven G. Rogelberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-569
Number of pages27
JournalGroup and Organization Management
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Fingerprint

Group Processes
Anniversaries and Special Events
Workplace
Internet
Psychology
Employee engagement
Managers
Employees
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • engagement
  • group meetings
  • job attitudes
  • psychological conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Cite this

Manager-Led Group Meetings : A Context for Promoting Employee Engagement. / Allen, Joseph A; Rogelberg, Steven G.

In: Group and Organization Management, Vol. 38, No. 5, 01.10.2013, p. 543-569.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a097c2116b0e4272a6a4e16304bab7de,
title = "Manager-Led Group Meetings: A Context for Promoting Employee Engagement",
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.",
keywords = "engagement, group meetings, job attitudes, psychological conditions",
author = "Allen, {Joseph A} and Rogelberg, {Steven G.}",
year = "2013",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1059601113503040",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "38",
pages = "543--569",
journal = "Group and Organization Management",
issn = "1059-6011",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Manager-Led Group Meetings

T2 - A Context for Promoting Employee Engagement

AU - Allen, Joseph A

AU - Rogelberg, Steven G.

PY - 2013/10/1

Y1 - 2013/10/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - engagement

KW - group meetings

KW - job attitudes

KW - psychological conditions

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84884333090&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84884333090&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1059601113503040

DO - 10.1177/1059601113503040

M3 - Article

VL - 38

SP - 543

EP - 569

JO - Group and Organization Management

JF - Group and Organization Management

SN - 1059-6011

IS - 5

ER -