RT Ch2 Vol XVII: The Effect of the Organizational Vision on Remote Employees’ Engagement
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker® Vol XVII: Managing a Cultural Workforce: The Impact of Global Employees


The number of remote workers increased from 2005 through 2017. With the rapid growth and expansion of remote working options, organizational leaders became concerned about their ability to build, manage, and maintain an engaged workforce with remote employees. Gallup surveys indicated that more than 70 % of U.S. employees were not engaged in their work. Organizational vision experts suggested implementing the organizational vision to create an engaging environment defined by mission, values, beliefs, and principles to increase remote employee engagement. In this chapter of the Refractive Thinker, the author presents an overview of the effect of the organizational vision on remote employees’ engagement. The author also shared the finding from 20 qualitative interviews conducted with remote faculty members in the United States who worked in remote educational settings for a minimum of 2 years. The findings from the data analysis revealed that personal commitment, connection to mission and vision, open and friendly principles, work-life balance, and social interaction improved remote employees’ engagement.
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