How to Engage, Involve, and Motivate Employees: Building a Culture of Lean Leadership and Two-Way Communication

1st Edition

Janis Allen, Michael McCarthy

Productivity Press
Published April 4, 2017
Reference - 164 Pages - 175 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498777759 - CAT# K29780

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  • Stories that show, by example, how to excite employees to take ownership and give that extra effort
  • Short, conversational, easy-and-fun-to-read chapters
  • Practical and linear steps you can begin implementing right after completing the book
  • Human examples that teach what NOT to do as well as what works
  • Conversational writing style which speaks directly to the reader without boring generalities, surveys, or jargon


This book, which takes the employees' perspective, illustrates what works and what doesn't work to engage, involve, and motivate a workforce. Through examples, it shows how the "engage" methodology links to the Lean Process. While focusing on the softer/"people" part of Lean, it maximizes the value returned on the organization's investment in Lean. It links "engagement" to measurable performance improvements. The how-to book includes a methodology overview and details on how to implement including communication do's and don'ts as well as a checklist for leader standard work (a tool for individual leaders to track and be recognized for their "engage, involve, and motivate" behaviors).