Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
collaboration, leader-to-employee, engagement, communication
Business | Leadership Studies
Stanford, Isaiah Scott, "A Qualitative Case Study Examining Leader-To-Employee Engagement Techniques Within Selected Nonprofits" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3010.
This study sought to obtain a more in-depth understanding of leader-to-employee engagement. To obtain this deeper understanding, a qualitative case study was conducted utilizing a semi-structured interview process. Interviews were carried out with leaders working for selected nonprofit organizations. Throughout the interview process, information was gathered to contribute to the current body of knowledge regarding leader-to-employee engagement. Leaders in the study felt strong commitment, open communication, employee empowerment, and honesty were techniques needed to develop leader-to-employee engagement. Participants noted they were more successful when engaging with their employees if they integrated these techniques. Leaders also identified the major challenges they face when trying to engage with their employees. These challenges include the need for more information available regarding leader-to-employee engagement and resource availability.