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Engagement expert, Chief Scientist of the Gallup international workplace management and wellbeing practices, and co-author of landmark and groundbreaking research based book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, Jim Harter, shares groundbreaking research from Gallup that demonstrates the importance of employee wellbeing and its effects on organizations and individuals. The research shows how organizations can help employees improve their overall level of wellbeing, ranging from career satisfaction. to financial security. to community involvement. Enhancing an organization's culture not only boosts employee wellbeing and job satisfaction, but also increases productivity and the company bottom line. At the same time, Jim Harter employs the cutting edge research to show how much of what was thought to be known about employee wellbeing and how to improve it is wrong.

Jim Harter is my internet radio show guest on Blog Business Success; hosted live on BlogTalkRadio.

The show airs live on Tuesday, August 24, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time; 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Engagement expert, Chief Scientist of the Gallup international workplace management and wellbeing practices, and co-author of landmark and groundbreaking research based book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, Jim Harter, shares groundbreaking research from Gallup that demonstrates the importance of employee wellbeing and its effects on organizations and individuals. You will learn:

* Why the five essential elements of wellbeing are important

* Why focused and non-holistic approaches to wellbeing don't work

* Why wellbeing is important for employee engagement and the bottom line

* How to integrate employee wellbeing into the workplace the right way



Jim Harter (photo left) is Chief Scientist, Workplace Management and Wellbeing, for Gallup's workplace management practice. His research has been reported in several business bestsellers, academic articles, book chapters, and publications such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, an exploration of the 12 crucial ingredients for creating and harnessing employee engagement. Harter's latest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, Jim Harter, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not.

Harter is the primary researcher and author of the first meta-analysis to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. This study, which is updated periodically, currently covers 32,000 business units in 44 industries and 26 countries. He is coauthor of "Manage Your Human Sigma," published in the Harvard Business Review (July/August, 2005). This groundbreaking management approach assesses and improves the quality of the employee-customer encounter.

Since joining Gallup in 1985, Harter has authored or coauthored more than 1,000 research studies for profit and nonprofit organizations on employee engagement and talent and on topics in industrial and organizational psychology and wellbeing. His specialties include psychological measurement and the estimation of the practical effect of management initiatives.

Harter received his doctorate in psychological and cultural studies in quantitative and qualitative methods from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife RaLinda and their two sons.

My book review of Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter.

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Let's talk with engagement expert, Chief Scientist of the Gallup international workplace management and wellbeing practices, and co-author of landmark and groundbreaking research based book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, Jim Harter, as he shares groundbreaking research from Gallup that demonstrates the importance of employee wellbeing and its effects on organizations and individuals. The research shows how organizations can help employees improve their overall level of wellbeing, ranging from career satisfaction. to financial security. to community involvement. Enhancing an organization's culture not only boosts employee wellbeing and job satisfaction, but also increases productivity and the company bottom line. At the same time, Jim Harter employs the cutting edge research to show how much of what was thought to be known about employee wellbeing and how to improve it is wrong on Blog Business Success Radio.

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