Employee grievance research through an organisational behaviour framework

Southey, Kim (2010) Employee grievance research through an organisational behaviour framework. Australasian Journal of Business and Social Inquiry, 8 (1). pp. 39-53.

Abstract

Purpose of the research/paper: The complexities surrounding grievance activity in the workplace makes a single theoretical explanation for the entire process an unlikely achievement. As a result, researchers are taking a piecemeal approach to the investigation of the grievance phenomenon. It would offer much benefit if researchers could co-ordinate their efforts with regard to understanding the impact of the grievance process on the organisation. Findings: The organisational behaviour model could be an optimal framework for designing future research pertaining to the impact of employee grievances in the workplace. Implications for theory: The contribution of this paper is that it reprises the organisational behaviour model as a framework to organise a variety of social science theories that have potential to explain or predict grievance activity within the workplace. Implications for practice: Potential for improvements in job satisfaction and citizenship behaviours and reduced absenteeism, deviance and turnover rates could occur by increasing our understanding of how grievance activity can impact on these productivity indicators. Value of the paper: This paper provides the researcher with a map of consolidated theories which can underpin ongoing research into workplace grievance activity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposit restricted by copyright restrictions of publisher (Academic Global Publications)
Depositing User: Mrs Kim Southey
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2010 12:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace grievance; employee grievance; organisational behaviour
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8817

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