leadership practices research

We’re trying to figure out the link between leadership practices, employee engagement and results in knowledge industries.

Most leadership research has been done in traditional industries, manufacturing and service-oriented businesses where the leadership requirements are not as complex as they are in knowledge industries. Also, most of the leadership research looks at satisfaction and results and not on the policies, procedures and corporate practices that create that satisfaction.

We’re conducting research to look at the leadership practices of firms in the knowledge economy. It will benchmark organizational leadership practices, those processes of leadership that are managed at the firm level as opposed to the individual level. It will look as well at the results of those practices to determine whether there is any impact on employee engagement, people metrics such as turnover, and financial metrics.

Leadership development is a route you should takeThere is no cost and little time required

We are looking for 100 firms in knowledge industries to participate. The time commitment for involvement is not extensive and there is absolutely no cost to being involved.

  1. Firms involved in the study will need to spend about one hour per year to answer questions in a live interview.
  2. Secondly, they will need to send out a 45-question survey to staff to determine their staff’s level of engagement and their staff’s opinion about company management practices. This is a simple survey that takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

You get a detailed set of reports about your company

Firms will benefit in a number of ways:

  1. They will have complete access to all data collected on them as well as detailed study data that will not be released to the public.
  2. They will be able to use the proprietary data to benchmark their own activities.
  3. They will have employee engagement statistics collected at no cost to them and they will have results that are benchmarked to other firms in the study and external sources.
  4. Finally, they will receive a report summarizing findings and recommendations.

If you want more detail check out this document that describes the study.

If you would like to participate in this study, contact Charles Plant directly. cplant (at) materialminds.com