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Long engagement: Understanding the importance of employee support and loyalty

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 14 July 2020

Issue publication date: 29 March 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The need to foster engagement in employees is often talked about in the C-suite of large organizations, but one wonders if anyone sate round board tables in expensive suits really gets what that means. For sure, they know what employee engagement entails – what it entails are higher levels of productivity from the same set of employees, a more profitable business, a safer working environment and a healthier workforce. What’s not to like? Employee engagement will therefore be a top priority for the suits, who will order someone to get right on it and meanwhile go back to studying the fluctuating value of their stock options.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds his/her own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

The need to foster engagement in employees is often talked about in the C-suite of large organizations, but one wonders if anyone sate round board tables in expensive suits really gets what that means. For sure, they know what employee engagement entails – what it entails are higher levels of productivity from the same set of employees, a more profitable business, a safer working environment and a healthier workforce. What’s not to like? Employee engagement will therefore be a top priority for the suits, who will order someone to get right on it and meanwhile go back to studying the fluctuating value of their stock options.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2021), "Long engagement: Understanding the importance of employee support and loyalty", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 17-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-05-2020-0108

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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