Professor Katie Truss, Professor of Management and Director of Studies of the Postgraduate Certificate in Employee Engagement at Kent Business School, University of Kent, comments in the CIPD’s Lens on engagement.
It is regrettably all too easy for discussions of engagement to be of the ‘motherhood and apple pie’ variety. I was thinking about this when I was watching the film Sister Act recently, where Whoopi Goldberg’s character Sister Mary Clarence takes a motley, uninspired and fairly tuneless choir of nuns and, through some chutzpah, inspirational leadership, and a judicious reminder of the importance of rehearsal, turns them in next to no time into an all-singing, all-dancing disco-choir, fit to entertain a foot-tapping Pontiff. Sometimes, it seems as though we’re being persuaded all we need is a little Mary Clarence magic to turn our humdrum staff into high-flying, fully engaged stars.
Read the rest of the article – Lens on engagement – Spinning plates and juggling hats: engagement in an era of austerity
Read Professor Truss’ comment piece on the Beecroft Report