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Boosting Engagement & Commitment Premium

To the office and beyond! Find inspiration to reach new heights -- personally and professionally -- in this dossier.

This executive dossier includes the following articles:

Delegate Responsibilities and Go Beyond the Task Premium

Motivating Yourself & Your Team

García Pont, Carlos; Canales, J. Ignacio

Unless you are at the top of the hierarchy, most managers will find themselves caught in a conflicting position, having to carry out certain tasks delegated from above, while not delegating to those below, and where no one experiences much freedom of movement. In the face of this reality, a change of management style is required. Based on research, teaching, consulting and a recent TEDx Talk delivered on the subject, this article shares the keys that will help readers earn the trust of senior management, enabling every person to convert his or her tasks into more enriching responsibilities. The authors suggest the necessary managerial and organizational conditions to do so. If people begin to look beyond the goal of simply checking off tasks, and instead focus on each person's personal and professional development, this paradigm shift will bring benefits for the organization as a whole.

Social Media Strategies for Better Work-Life Engagement Premium

Boundary Management in Cyberspace

Rothbard, Nancy

Revealing aspects of your personal life at work can impact your respect and likability, both of which affect motivation and engagement levels, and consequently future hireability and promotability. However, how much you choose to disclose about yourself at work is made more complicated by today's blurred social media realities, as the author's research on the topic reveals. When people feel pressured to share personal lives, or at least don't feel in full control of their disclosures, their engagement, motivation and sense of belonging can be lower. This article suggests the key steps and strategies to follow in order to harness the power of social media and avoid the potential pitfalls when managing the boundaries between personal and professional lives in cyberspace.

How Employee Voice Helps Community Engagement Premium

Breaking the Silence

Milliken, Frances J.; Tatge, Larisa

Employees who feel empowered to share information and ideas with their managers are likely to be more engaged and motivated employees. Conversely, when employees feel they cannot speak up about issues or offer ideas or suggestions, there can be negative consequences -- for employees, their companies and society in general. This article explores the main triggers of employee silence, the effects on employees' attitudes and behavior when they perceive that it is not "safe" to speak up, and the possible results for communities. The authors consider how to increase employee voice opportunities, in order to foster more trusting and collaborative work environments in which people feel fully motivated, empowered and engaged.

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