Based on the largest worldwide study of employee engagement and more than a decade of research, Gallup explains the 12 elements essential to motivating employees and features the inspiring stories of 12 managers who succeeded in these dimensions.
More than a decade ago, Gallup combed through its database of more than 1 million employee and manager interviews to identify the elements most important in sustaining workplace excellence. These elements were revealed in the international bestseller First, Break All the Rules.
12: The Elements of Great Managing is that book’s long-awaited sequel. It follows great managers as they harness employee engagement to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around the world.
Gallup’s study now includes 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries and conducted in 41 languages. In 12, Gallup weaves its latest insights with recent discoveries in the fields of neuroscience, game theory, psychology, sociology and economics.
Written for managers and employees of companies large and small, 12 explains what every company needs to know about creating and sustaining employee engagement.
James K. Harter, Ph.D., is chief scientist for Gallup’s international workplace management practice and coauthor of “Manage Your Human Sigma,” published in the Harvard Business Review. Dr. Harter has authored or coauthored more than 1,000 research studies for profit and nonprofit organizations. Some of this research has been popularized in the business bestsellers First, Break All the Rules, and How Full Is Your Bucket? and in academic articles, book chapters, and publications such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.