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1st Edition

Organizational Heartbeats
Engaging Employees in Sustainability by Leveraging Purpose and Curating Culture

ISBN 9780367431952
Published December 13, 2019 by Routledge
102 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This employee engagement book focuses on the HOW of engaging employees in sustainability through four diverse case studies, thought-prompting questions and tips, as well as a unique model of employee engagement to guide strategy. The book includes both the mechanics of engagement and also the art of engagement through practices of authenticity, collective leadership, curating culture, and leveraging purpose.

The power of purpose-driven employee engagement efforts featured in this book will inspire readers to help employees thrive, as a by-product of doing so is retaining employees, who effectively drive strategy, which lifts the organization and bolsters the economic bottom line. Numerous examples of successful engagement initiatives at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona State University, Seventh Generation, and Danone North America will catalyze readers’ imaginations regarding what is possible at their organizations. Moran’s purpose-driven employee engagement model will guide readers and their teams to hone initiatives into ones that will align with the heart and the systems of the organization. Prompting tips and questions throughout the text invite readers to engage with the material, so it is advised to have a notebook to record ideas while reading.

Whether sustainability directors, human resource or talent management professionals seeking guidance on how to engage employees, middle managers striving to drive organizational change, or business school students wanting to learn about purpose-driven organizations, this book provides myriad tangible resources, as well as inspiring cases, to support the human capital that serves as the heart of organizations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Employees Want to Have Purpose at Work 2. Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3. Arizona State University 4. Seventh Generation 5. Ericsson 6. Sustainability Employee Engagement "Poetry" 7. Sustainability Employee Engagement "Plumbing" 8. Stories of Resilience 9. Conclusion

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M. Brooke Moran is a culture, leadership development, and employee engagement consultant, professional coach, and writes thought leadership. She is the Human Potential Catalyzer at Zen for Business and a Professor at Western Colorado University.