New book by Cary Cooper explores the 'The High Engagement Work Culture'
Published 10 August 2012
A new book by Professor Cary Cooper, with co-author David Bowles, asks whether there is a better way to run our capitalist system. By introducing a 'high engagement work culture', the authors suggest it can bring real benefits to all stakeholders, not just a few, and drive the performance of organisations to new heights.
The new book, The High Engagement Work Culture: Balancing Me and We, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2012.
The book argues that the financial crash of 2008 was not just about government regulation or lack thereof; the low tide of the crash also revealed just how vulnerable our societies are to those organisations which focus so much on their own self-serving goals, that they ignore the damage they can do outside their walls.
The authors' prescription is to create a high engagement work culture in our organisations through a greater balance between the urges of 'me' and the desires and needs of 'we'. This is not 'pie in the sky': it is being lived by those companies featured in detail in the book, such as Whole Foods Market and BMW.