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Introduction

Closing the Engagement Gap
  • Charles Ehin
Chapter

Abstract

A pervasive and costly condition is smothering almost one fifth of the US workforce.This condition affects about 24.7 million US workers. It causes lethargy, apathy,negativity, and occasional disruptions in appetite and sleeping patterns. Another common symptom is the inability to concentrate on routine tasks that naturally results in reduced productivity.To make matters worse, this affliction costs the US economy anywhere from $292 billion to $355 billion annually. Corporate managers and budget officers are understandably concerned, but they are seemingly unable to do anything to change or reduced this condition’s effects on their workplaces or their corporations’ bottom lines. In fact, many of them are not only unaware of how to fix it, but they are also unwilling to do what’s necessary to turn it around.

Keywords

Social Engagement Social Entity Sweet Spot Virtuous Cycle Emergent Social System 
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References

  1. Allee, V. (2003) The Future of Knowledge. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.Google Scholar
  2. Ehin, C. (2000) Unleashing Intellectual Capital. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.Google Scholar
  3. Searls, D. (2007) Weblog, December 26.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Ehin
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  1. 1.Westminster CollegeSalt Lake CityUSA

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