Submitting Campus

Worldwide

Department

Leadership and Management

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication/Presentation Date

10-15-2014

Abstract/Description

Engaged employees are those who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work. Engaged employees also are those who are most likely to drive innovation, generate new ideas, have a sense of connection with their work activities, and are involved with the demands of their job (Gallup, 2013). Nowhere is the concept of employee engagement more important than with managing an organization’s projects. Ensuring a project manager is emotionally engaged with his or her work is crucial for project success to meet greater challenges in today's 21st century global marketplace. In this research study, project managers were asked to respond to an employee engagement survey to ascertain the level of agreement to the SHRM Work Engagement Survey questions. The project manager responses were compared against the Pearson Chi Square expected value to determine if the level of agreement presented a statistically significant pattern.

Location

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Paper Number

3

Number of Pages

8

Required Publisher’s Statement

Copyright©2014. Reprinted with permission of the American Society for Engineering Management. International Annual Conference. All rights reserved. For: “A Profile of Project Manager Work Engagement: A Field Survey. Huntsville: American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)."

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