What causes work disengagement? | The Oxford Review - OR Briefings

What causes work disengagement?

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Keywords: Work engagement, employee engagement, work disengagement

There has been a huge amount of interest in employee and work engagement, both in the research literature and the organisational practice. This has largely followed on from research findings and organisational judgement that has found engaged employees are more productive, loyal, flexible, pro-social and happy. As a result, much work has been undertaken to discover the predictors of work engagement. Looking at the causes and predictors of work engagement is one facet of the work engagement literature. The other is to look in the opposite direction at the causes and predictors of work disengagement and deviant organisational behaviour, as both directions have a story to tell and can be hugely helpful.

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