Title

Influences of Peers, Friends, and Managers on Employee Engagement

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Publication Date

11-2016

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Supporting Group Work

Source ISSN

9781450342766

Abstract

Employee engagement is a reflection of an employee's experience of work. Previous research has analyzed each employee's experience in terms of individual factors. We provide the first report of the influence on engagement of peers (who report to the same manager) and friends (who share social ties in an internal social network), using linear regression to model employee engagement in a sample of more than 44,000 employees. We show that an employee's engagement is associated with the engagement of her/his peers, friends, and manager. Our results contribute to analyses of social factors at work, and argue for revisions to existing theories of employee engagement.

Comments

Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Supporting Group Work: 131-136. DOI.