3 Organisational climate and employee engagement
As discussed above, employee engagement is generally regarded as an individual psychological construct. However there is also a recognition that many of the influences on engagement (and related notions such as burnout) are contextual (Bakker et al., 2011). That is to say they relate to the nature of the job and other aspects of the work environment. Here we use an understanding of organisational climate to explore these issues in more detail.