In our previous article, Insights from Culture Amp’s 2018 Benchmarks, we shared the top five questions that were drivers of employee engagement across all of our customers. If you’re a People Geek like us, you’re probably hungry to learn more about what you can do to move the needle forward in these key areas. First, you can check out the in-platform inspiration engine for real-world examples that companies have seen success with. We share a few of these inspirations in, Three research-backed ways to improve employee engagement. If you’re looking for a deeper dive, there are great books by esteemed researchers that provide additional inspiration for action. Here are five inspiring books to help you improve employee engagement, based on the top five questions that drive employee engagement.
Many organizations view people development and business growth as forces pulling in opposite directions. This book profiles three “Deliberately Developmental Organizations” (Next Jump, Decurion, and Bridgewater) where development of their people isn’t separate from business growth, it’s a fundamental driver of business growth. The authors provide research-backed frameworks and tactical ideas for how you can transform your own organization into one where development is in your organizational DNA.