TITLE

The mouthpiece of staff?

AUTHOR(S)
Briner, Rob
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
People Management;4/9/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the need for personnel managers in Great Britain to look after the welfare of employees due to fear of redundancy in the workplace. He states that from a managerial perspective, fear of losing jobs may mean staff are willing to go the extra mile, be more cooperative and flexible and be less likely to take time off. However, he notes that being scared also reduce creativity, risk-taking and innovation.
ACCESSION #
40399681

 

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