Answer the following questions about an article

Answer the following questions about an article.

This assignment refers to a New York Times article, ‘Do Happier People Work Harder?’, which is posted under Readings & Cases on BB. This article reports the results from a creatively designed research study that explored the causes of employee engagement at work.

Answer the questions below, writing formally – no sentence fragments or bullet point lists. Use Times New Roman 12 point font, one-inch margins, and double-spacing. One well-written paragraph per question should be sufficient. Writing quality always counts in MGT 377, so be sure to proofread and use spellcheck. Bring a printed copy to class (no e-mail submissions) for turn in at the start of class on the due date. We will discuss answers during class, so late papers will not be accepted.

As the final step, upload your report to ‘Turnitin’ at the link provided directly below these instructions.


Number your answers, responding separately to each question. Please do not include the questions in your report; this causes Turnitin to ‘flag’ your paper for high similarity with others.



  1. As noted above, I chose this article partly due to the study’s creative research design. How did the authors collect their data in this study of employee engagement? Explain their method.
  2. A clear pattern emerged when they analyzed the data – What was the single most important determinant of employee engagement? Based on what is reported in the article, do managers seem to know what is most important?
  3. Use your own thinking here. Regarding the study’s conclusion about what is most important to employees, what should managers do with this information? In other words, what are some specific actions managers should take to sustain and even improve employee engagement?

Requirements: one paragraph per question

use only the article I uploaded for source.


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Based on the study conducted to evaluate the causes of employee engagement in their workplace, the researchers, Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, used a charting method in their data collection. In this case, Amabile and Kramer (2011) collected approximately 12,000 electronic diaries from the identified respondents entailing 238 professionals working in 7 different companies. Since the researchers aimed to understand the cause of America’s disengagement crisis in companies, the charting method helped them understand each employee’s psychological state in their everyday activities. Notably, this strategic research approach enabled the researchers to have a more profound outlook using first-hand information from the respondents regarding their feelings, thoughts, and experiences on workplace engagement.

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