WORKERS CARE MORE ABOUT OTHERS WHEN JOBS ARE AT RISK

https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/hr_in_business/workers-care-others-jobs-risk/

Participants

  • Gabriele Jacobs
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • HRD Online (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.”