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A Research Agenda for Employee Engagement in a Changing World of Work

A Research Agenda for Employee Engagement in a Changing World of Work

This insightful Research Agenda presents the foundations of employee engagement, providing a framework for future research to serve as an evidence-based guide to practice. Offering an overview of contemporary engagement theory and research, it addresses important new directions for expanding our current understanding of the meaning, focus, development and outcomes of engagement.

The ROI of Wellness: Why Taking Care of Yourself and Your Employees Is Good for the Bottom Line

The ROI of Wellness: Why Taking Care of Yourself and Your Employees Is Good for the Bottom Line

Gratitude, mindfulness and empowerment. Not words usually associated with hard-charging, data-driven organizations—until recently. Increasingly, academic research is proving that employee well-being benefits company culture, employee retention and productivity, and the call to integrate these principles into everyday operations is entering the mainstream. Three USC Marshall researchers including CEO’s Jennifer Deal discuss details of their latest research into this topic.

Robots Don’t Get Sick

Robots Don’t Get Sick

COVID and other current crises have revealed the value of work automation, with justifiable celebration.* Scientists at the University of Liverpool have a new lab assistant with a very strong work ethic: a robot chemist that conducts experiments by itself. The 1.75-metre-tall intelligent robot moves around the laboratory, avoiding human co-workers and obstacles while performing […]

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Looking Beyond the Novelty to the Future of Work

Looking Beyond the Novelty to the Future of Work

Navigating the Paradox with Four Questions The current paradox requires effectively managing the crisis, AND looking beyond today’s accomplishments to take actions now, that will sustain the vital lessons for the future.  These four questions help guide the journey through the paradox, to create the most pivotal value for the future of work: What are […]

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