Employee Engagement: A Humanistic Approach to Personnel Management
July 30, 2020
Employee engagement, as a humanistic approach to personnel management, is a powerfully influential model and philosophy that harnesses the full potential of employees by satisfying their higher order of motivational needs. The purpose of employee engagement is to fully align an employee’s professional interests and goals with the organization’s mission and strategic plan in order to ensure organizational success. This is an explanation of employee engagement and its many facets, and how employee engagement has been implemented at the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library.
Adam Berkowitz received his MA in music history and literature in 2015 from Florida Atlantic University and his MLIS from the University of South Florida in 2018. Adam has spent 8 years working in libraries and special collections, and has been working as a librarian at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library for the last year and a half in the Employee Engagement Unit. He is also a library advisory board member for Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group where he reviews proposals for general music knowledge manuscripts. His presentation today is based on his article sharing the same title which is scheduled to be published in this year's November/December issue of Public Libraries.