Analyze the CEO’s direction statement and the numerous definitions or descriptions for employee engagement listed

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Required text book! Armstrong, Michael. (2020). Armstrong’s handbook of management (7th ed.). Kogan Page, Ltd.  ISBN: 978 1 78966 172 9.

Prompt:

WTA #5

I have two tasks for you, Director of HRM. 

Task 1:   Analyze the CEO’s direction statement and the numerous definitions or descriptions for employee engagement listed above.  From your analysis, synthesize the information and write a definition of “employee engagement” that is aligned with the Goodride Tires direction statement.

Task 2: Using the definition of you developed, argue HOW your definition of employee engagement aligns with the Overall HR Strategy of High-Involvement Management.  

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Weekly Topic Assignment #5 Lead-in:

The CEO of Goodride Tires developed a personal interest in employee engagement.  From his research into the subject, he found several articles on the subject.  The first article by W. Kahn. Kahn (1990) defined engagement as ‘‘the harnessing of organizational members’ selves to their work roles; in engagement, people employ and express themselves physically, cognitively, and emotionally during role performances’’ (p. 694).  From another article on employee engagement, the CEO found this definition “the individual’s involvement and satisfaction with as well as enthusiasm for work” (Harter et al., 2002, p. 269).  From an article by Macey et al. (2009), the CEO found this definition for employee engagement, “an individual’s purpose and focused energy, evident to others in the display of personal initiative, adaptability, effort, and persistence directed towards organizational goals” (p. 7).  Additionally, the CEO found other articles that described employee engagement.  Truss et al. (2006) described employee engagement for a job-related position as “The engaged employee is the passionate employee, the employee who is totally immersed in his or her work, energetic, committed, and completed dedicated” (p. 1).  Still, the CEO found another description of employee engagement by Robinson et al. (2004).  Robinson et al. (2004) stated that employee engagement represents “a positive attitude held by the employee towards the organization and its values” (p. 9).

                From reading these and the various definitions and descriptions of employee engagement, the CEO saw that employee engagement was both job-related and organizational related. 

The CEO called the Director of HRM into her office. The CEO stated:  Director, you selected as an overall HR strategy for the Operations Department to be a High-Involvement management strategy.  It appears to me that this Overall HR Strategy supports employee engagement.  However, I have read several articles that defined or described employee engagement, but I did not find one definition or description that appeared to meet our business strategy.   

In our SLT meeting, I provided a business strategy direction statement.  I envision that Goodride produces the highest quality tires exceeding the expectations of our customers.  To this end, I envision management partnering with employees and promoting an engaged workforce.  Additionally, I envision that the management of Goodride Tire promotes a positive, productive work climate that becomes a strong “employer brand” and our employer brand attracts and retains talented employees.

Requirements/RUBRIC attached below!!

Unacceptable 0.0 Inadequate 1.0 to 7.0 Adequate 8.0 Proficient 9.0 Exceptional  10.0 Pts
WTA Posting Criteria 1.  Content Understanding (the comprehension of the content under discussion)
Student did not present an understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented a partial understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented an adequate understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented a clear understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented an exceptional understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic.  
Response was vague or abstract and the student did not apply key terms.  Response contained several vague or abstract remarks. Student applied few key terms. Response contained some vague or abstract remarks. Student applied some key terms Response contained little vague or abstract remarks. Student correctly applied most key terms Response contained a clear discussion. Student correctly applied all key terms.  
WTA Posting Criteria 2.  Thesis and Argument (the ability to use the content to argue the issues, concepts, and/or theories.)
No stance thesis sentence was used to guide argument. An inadequate stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument. An adequate stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument. A stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument. A clearly crafted stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument.  
Student’s response lacked critical thinking in the exploration of topics. Student’s response contained little critical thinking. Only a surface exploration of the topics. Student ‘s response contained some critical thinking with some in-depth examination of the topics. Student’s response contained critical thinking with some in-depth exploration of the topics. Student’s response contained critical thinking with an in-depth exploration of the topics.  
Student did not define or explain key terms, concepts, or theories that supported a position argument. Student provided few definitions or explanation of key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument. Student defined or explained some key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument. Student defined or clearly explained most key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument. Student defined or clearly explained all key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument.  
Student did not support claims and/or arguments with evidence. Student supported few claims and/or arguments with evidence. Student supported some claims and/or arguments with evidence. Student supported most claims and arguments with evidence. Student supported all claims and arguments with evidence.  
Student did not use any sources to support claims. Student cited the textbook or one outside source to support claims. Student cited the textbook and one outside or two outside sources Student cited the textbook and two outside sources or three outside sources Student cited the textbook and three or more or four or more outside sources  
WTA Posting Criteria 3.  Application of APA Writing Style (7th ed.)
No application of APA writing style. More than four APA errors. three to four APA errors. One to two APA error. No APA errors.  
WTA Writing Criteria 4. Language (English) Conventions and Graduate Level Writing
Response contained numerous syntax errors.  Response contained several syntax errors.  Response contained some syntax errors.  Response contained few syntax errors.  Response contained no syntax errors.  
Response contained over six English convention errors. Response contained five to six English convention errors. Response contained three to four English convention errors. Response contained one to two English convention errors. Response contained no English convention errors.  
Response displayed inadequate skills to write at agraduate level. Student’s response displayed some writing skills at a graduate level. Student’s response was written to an adequate graduate level. Student’s response was written at somewhat a graduate level. Student’s response was written at graduate level.  
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