The Relationship between Workgroup Blending and Perceived Organizational Inducements: The Mediating Roles of Tasks and Relationships

Posted: 30 Jul 2016

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Elizabeth George

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

University of Auckland

Carmen Ng

Independent

Date Written: August 1, 2016

Abstract

We argue that blending temporary and standard workers in workgroups is negatively associated with the extent to which standard workers perceive that the organization provides them inducements. This effect is proposed to be mediated by the negative effects of blending on standard workers’ tasks and relationships in the workgroup. Data from 176 standard workers in blended workgroups in a large research organization shows that a higher proportion of temporary workers is associated with an increase in standard workers’ informal administrative work, decrease in their quality of workgroup relationships, and subsequently lower perceptions that the organization provides them inducements.

Keywords: Inducements, temporary workers, workgroup blending

Suggested Citation

George, Elizabeth and Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj and Ng, Carmen, The Relationship between Workgroup Blending and Perceived Organizational Inducements: The Mediating Roles of Tasks and Relationships (August 1, 2016). Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2815883

Elizabeth George (Contact Author)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) ( email )

Clearwater Bay
Kowloon, 999999
Hong Kong

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

University of Auckland ( email )

12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand

Carmen Ng

Independent ( email )

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