The literature on work-related wellbeing and more specifically on employee engagement and burnout is vast and varied. It is noteworthy that the ratio of the number of publications on burnout and engaged is rather skewed: 17:1. In addition to these scientific publications, also quite interesting case studies and best practices are available. To help you navigate through this extensive literature, we have made a personal selection for you.
The number of scholarly publications on employee engagement is growing rapidly, as can be seen in the figure above. In quite some publications, the Job Demands- Resources model is featuring as a conceptual model that links antecedents and consequences to burnout and work engagement. Therefore, this model plays a crucial role in our services. Below, you find the most interesting publications – both from academia as well as from practice. On the personal website of Wilmar Schaufeli, you will find a comprehensive list of all his publications.
This article describes a research project that has indicated the (positive) influence of a leadership development intervention on job resources (such as strategic alignement and leader support). Through the strengthening of job resources, subordinates of the leaders that participated in the intervention reported higher job satisfaction and work engagement.
Main publication on the Job Demands – Resources Model that links burnout and engagement in relation to sickness absenteeism. Receiver of the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award 2013.
Non-academic publications usually include case-studies, best practices or specific interventions. Also the business-effects of engagement have been researched thoroughly (in so-called linkage studies), mostly by commercial consultancy firms. Below you will find some interesting reports on employee engagement.
An inspiring report which contains deeper insight in employee engagement in the NHS. The importance of shared values, leadership and employee voice is being stressed as well as illustrated with numerous case studies.