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A System Approach: Model Development of Employee Engagement Factors Which Impact an Organization's Productivity

1Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland 21251, USA


American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2020, Vol. 7 No. 1, 26-32
DOI: 10.12691/ajie-7-1-4
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Seyed A. Zahraei, Richard Pitts Jr.. A System Approach: Model Development of Employee Engagement Factors Which Impact an Organization's Productivity. American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2020; 7(1):26-32. doi: 10.12691/ajie-7-1-4.

Correspondence to: Seyed  A. Zahraei, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland 21251, USA. Email: sezah1@morgan.edu

Abstract

In recent years, the global employment market has been subject to a growing body of theories in favor of allocating resources in both an instructive and applicable structure as to meet an increased trend in employee workplace commitment and productivity. Such theories propose that an unhealthy working environment may cause employee disengagement. It is implied that disengagement rates among employees result in lower rates of productivity and profitability. As such, it is of no surprise that this topic is viewed as one of the most controversial matters among accredited companies and organizations. On closer examination, with the help of the Gallup Employee Engagement Hierarchy pyramid, this paper will break down how distinguished and imperative factors such as workforce engagement, feelings of trust and happiness, and commitment to the workplace environment will bring about improvement, growth, and productivity to a company or organization. This qualitative description study involves exploring employee engagement strategies that have been used within Toyota Production Systems (TPS) to implement programs which have encouraged and contributed towards solving employee engagement issues within the organization. The conceptual framework of the study will utilize employee-focused design theory. The major purpose of this research is to conduct statistical analysis and evaluate the organizational productivity level, as well as how it is affected by the engagement of employees. More importantly, this research will determine if there is any correlation between engagement and productivity.

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