High-Involvement Work Practices: Are They Really Worth It?

Mills, Maura J.
August 2009
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p93
Academic Journal
The article reviews a study by Marcus Butts, Robert Vandenberg, David DeJoy, Bryan Schaffer, and Mark Wilson all from the University of Georgia about high-involvement work practices and whether they are truly worth it. Examined are questions like how might an employer help an employee become more satisfied with their job and more committed to the organization, even during high-stress situations. Also examined is what the company might do to enhance an employee's job performance. The study revealed that these practices consisted of four elements: giving employees more control over decision making, increasing employee access to information, rewarding high-performing employees, and supporting developmental opportunities for employees.


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