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Inside the meetings: The role of managerial attitudes in approaches to information and consultation for employees

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dc.contributor.author Kougiannou, Nadia K.
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-01T11:32:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-01T11:32:04Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Kougiannou, NK., Wilkinson, A. and Dundon, T. (2021) 'Inside the meetings: The role of managerial attitudes in approaches to information and consultation for employees'. British Journal Of Industrial Relations, . en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10726
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Managerial attitudes are often seen as critical to sustainable employee participation practices, yet very little is known about how managers act within employee voice fora. We examine managements decision to actively consult with employees, and by doing so contribute to industrial relations debates concerning the role of managerial prerogative and trust to better understand the attitudes of managers towards elected employee representatives. Using evidence from a two-year longitudinal study of non-union employee representation, we report on how managements perception of risk about sharing information with employee representatives influences their decision as to how to consult with employees. The findings show managers can be unwilling to share information with employee representatives, which constrains the depth and scope of consultation. The role of management decision-makers, typically the I&C fora Chairperson is highlighted as champion for, or obstacle to, consultation. Lastly, the data illustrates that I&C is viewed by management as a lower strategic organisational priority, and how extending worker voice is constrained by the importance management place on maintaining their presumed prerogative of control. Implications for theory and practice are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Industrial Relations;pp.1-21
dc.subject Employee voice en_US
dc.subject information and consultation en_US
dc.subject trust en_US
dc.subject managerial (control) prerogative en_US
dc.subject managerial attitudes en_US
dc.subject joint consultative committees en_US
dc.subject employee participation en_US
dc.title Inside the meetings: The role of managerial attitudes in approaches to information and consultation for employees en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-10-29T14:25:42Z
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12650
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3021557
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle British Journal Of Industrial Relations
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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