Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen
Chapter 15: Work engagement: increasing employee well-being and organizational effectiveness
Despite the volume of literature on work engagement, issues such as what work engagement is, why it matters, how and why it benefits individuals and organizations, and if and how it can be increased, still need to be addressed. This chapter provides a review of various definitions used in the literature and discusses the individual and organizational benefits of work engagement. An overview of the job and personal resources that stimulate and promote work engagement is followed by a discussion of how organizations can facilitate positive gain cycles that include job resources, personal resources, positive emotions, work engagement and enhanced performance. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches to individual and organizational interventions are included.
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