Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation
Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson
Routledge, Aug 21, 2014 - Business & Economics - 420 pages
In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies created by companies in non-union settings to promote collective forums for voice and involvement at the workplace.
This unique volume presents the first longitudinal evidence on the performance, success, and failure of NER plans over an extended time period. Consisting of twelve detailed, in-depth case studies of actual NER plans in operation across four countries, this volume provides unparalleled evidence on such matters as: the motives behind the initial establishment of NER, different organizational forms of NER in industry, key success and failure factors over the long-term, pro and con evaluations for employers and employees, and more. Voice and Involvement at Work captures an unequalled international and comparative perspective through a wide cross-section of different NER forms.
This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies created by companies in non-union settings to promote collective forums for voice and involvement at the workplace.
and Rogers (1999) call an employee participation–representation gap. ... No similar data exist on NER density, however, so our knowledge of the extent of non-union voice options—including not only indirect forms of representational ...
NER is one form of providing voice to employees, but there are also many others. Voice is defined in different ways in the academic literature. Wilkinson, Dundon, Marchington, and Ackers (2004) conclude from field interviews that ...
This idea is given parallel representation in a chapter by Wilkinson, Gollan, Marchington, and Lewin (2010) on conceptualizing employee participation. They show in diagrammatic form an “Escalator of Participation” (p. 11).
These three voice forms are selected from a longer list provided by WERS for the Nonunion Only category because they help ... NER is by definition an indirect form of voice and, thus, typically involves groups of employees organized to ...
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