The aim of the research is to explore engagement in practice, specifically, the role of line managers in the implementation of employee engagement.

Principal Investigator: Dr Sarah Pass

Research Team: Derek Watling, Dr Nadia Kougiannou, Dr Maranda Ridgway, Dr Valerie Caven, Catherine Abe

In 2016, Engage for Success established the Line Manager Thought and Action Group (TAG) to explore the role of line managers in driving and sustaining employee engagement. Engage for success is a not-for-profit, voluntary movement, raising awareness and understanding of engagement in the workplace.  A key focus of the group is to undertake case study research to better understand the crucial role of line managers. The aim of the research is to explore engagement in practice, specifically, the role of line managers in the implementation of employee engagement. In collaboration with several public and private sector organisations, this research will study the relationship between line managers, HR, senior managers, trade unions, and its impact on employee engagement. The team recently submitted a bid for the BA Leverhulme Small Grants to further develop this research.

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