NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As business leaders search for ways to better motivate today's multi-generational, multi-cultural, post-recession work force, the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement offers up the concept of "employee enrichment" as a solution to the dilemma in its newest white paper, Beyond Employee Engagement: Creating Enrichment.
According to Forum President Keith Fenhaus, who is also president of Hallmark Business Connections, the organization's recent research and analysis finds that today's employees require more than standard motivation techniques and productivity measures to spur top performance. "Employees no longer want to simply be rewarded for their efforts; instead, they want to feel as though they are truly valued and cared for as individual contributors," he said.
"The concept of employee enrichment is a new strategic approach that encourages leaders to take actions that address both the work and non-work factors in employees' lives based on the expectation that the better a person's well-being, the better that person will perform on the job," explained Forum Research Director Jennifer Rosenzweig.
Both Fenhaus and Rosenzweig see employee enrichment as progressing beyond employee satisfaction and employee engagement to aid employees in their quest for both meaningful work and work-life balance.
The white paper is based on a new Forum study entitled, Employee Enrichment: An Approach to Leadership and Management that Serves Employees written by Dr. Frank Mulhern, associate dean of research at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Deepti Saxena, also of Northwestern University. The white paper cites examples of several well-known businesses that are already using enrichment techniques. It also highlights the key components of employee enrichment and encourages leaders to embrace the idea that employees are constituents to be served instead of assets to be "managed" for an organization's success.
The Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement (www.performanceforum.org) is a research center within the Medill Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) graduate program at Northwestern University. A central objective of the Forum is to develop and disseminate knowledge about communications, motivation and management so that businesses can better design, implement and manage people-based initiatives for inside and outside an organization.
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