RESEARCH REVEALS WORKERS CARE MORE ABOUT OTHERS WHEN JOBS ARE UNDER THREAT

http://www.marginalia.online/research-reveals-workers-care-more-about-others-when-jobs-are-under-threat/

Participants

  • Gabriele Jacobs
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • Marginalia (Online)

Description

Those enduring change in organisations where jobs are under threat are concerned as much about others as they are of themselves, according to a new study from a team of researchers at RSM. Gabriele Jacobs, who was part of the research team, said: “The reaction was totally unexpected as we were anticipating that those interviewed would want to minimise the damage to their own positions and careers. Yet only a minority of people expressed this to us. More voiced concern over what would happen to their colleagues and the organisation as a result of the organisational change.”

Those enduring change in organisations where jobs are under threat are concerned as much about others as they are of themselves, according to a new study from a team of researchers at RSM. Gabriele Jacobs, who was part of the research team, said: “The reaction was totally unexpected as we were anticipating that those interviewed would want to minimise the damage to their own positions and careers. Yet only a minority of people expressed this to us. More voiced concern over what would happen to their colleagues and the organisation as a result of the organisational change.”