The Relationship between Workgroup Blending and Perceived Organizational Inducements: The Mediating Roles of Tasks and Relationships
Posted: 30 Jul 2016
Date Written: August 1, 2016
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
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