Employee moralework ethic, productivity, and motivation had been explored in a line dating back to the work of Mary Parker Follett in the early s.
The duties will usually include training, being present to help at initial team meetings, reporting on programme health to the steering committee, keeping a watching brief on the implementation of solutions, obtaining necessary funds for facilities, coordinating with management a timetable of meetings, publicising and extending the programme and keeping in touch with developments.
Research at national level Several pieces of national research have recently been published on the issue of employee involvement and participation at work. Reference: Tannenbaum, R. This approach implies that any plans to outsource or allocate tasks to a contractor are to be discussed by the bipartite economic committee, whereas a bipartite working group pre-selects the plans and decides on them.
Defining employee engagement remains problematic. There must also be a willingness to provide the relevant facts and figures to enable employees to make an informed contribution. At the beginning of a programme the facilitator and often the first leaders are trained by a specialist consultant or other professionally competent resource.
Facilitator The facilitator is accountable for monitoring the health of the programme. In addition, both EI and empowerment can be seen to be managerially inspired, with circumscribed powers given to employees.