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Downsizing Issues : The Impact on Employee Morale and Productivity - Bonita J. Manson

Downsizing Issues

The Impact on Employee Morale and Productivity

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780815335252
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book examines the impact of downsizing on employee morale and productivity. Downsizing, due to economic changes, has played an integral part in business, the public sector, and schools. No longer are companies inclined to maintain the status quo for the sake of employee loyalty. Downsizing has have resulted in the lives and careers of employees being destroyed.
The purpose of this study was to provide insight on the perception of the work environment in light of downsizing in the states of California and Illinois Cooperative Extension. The primary role of Extension is to plan pertinent programs that are effective in meeting the educational needs of the community in agriculture, family and consumer studies, and youth development. This study focuses on how to maintain professional competencies with less staff. Data was provided by the Manson's Workplace Environment Analysis Inventory, and original instrument, to secure reactions of employees in a downsized environment, specifically on morale, survivor job security, and trust. The findings suggested that even though there were discrepancies between the employees' and management's perceptions of morale and survivors job security, they did share similar perceptions on trust in the workplace. The results of this study can be used in designing leadership training programs for community based organizations and others faced with downsizing.

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Alternatives to Layoffsp. 3
The Issuesp. 6
Researching the Issuesp. 7
Significance of the Studyp. 8
Significance for Educationp. 9
Research Objectivesp. 9
Research Questionsp. 9
Definition of Termsp. 10
Limitations of the Studyp. 11
Review of Related Literaturep. 13
Impact of Downsizingp. 19
Research Studies and Career Developmentp. 21
Managing Changep. 23
Strategies for Change in Extensionp. 27
Methodologyp. 31
Populationp. 31
Samplep. 32
Description of Research Design and Data Analysisp. 34
Instrumentationp. 35
Method of Triangulationp. 35
Data Analysisp. 36
Results of the Study Description, Analysis, and Interpretationp. 41
Descriptive Profile of Participants in This Studyp. 42
Californiap. 49
Staff Employeesp. 68
Managementp. 70
Illinoisp. 71
Staff Employeesp. 91
Managementp. 92
The Interviewp. 92
Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendationsp. 107
Conclusionsp. 108
General Information on Work Environmentp. 108
Workplace Moralep. 108
Survivor Job Securityp. 109
Trust (in the workplace)p. 110
Recommendationsp. 111
Recommendations for Further Studyp. 111
Appendicesp. 113
Permission Letter from Personnel Departments California and Illinoisp. 115
Current DANR Organizational Structure-University of Californiap. 118
University of Illinois-College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Services Illinois Cooperative Servicep. 122
Manson's Workplace Environment Analysis Inventory (employee's perception)p. 123
Manson's Workplace Environment Analysis Inventory (management's perceptions)p. 129
Informed Consent Documentp. 135
Demographic Datap. 139
Rights of Human Subjects Checklistp. 141
Follow-up Mailingp. 147
Inventory Analysis Matrixp. 151
Letter of Permission for Pilot Studyp. 153
Interview Questionsp. 157
Bibliographyp. 161
Author Indexp. 167
Subject Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780815335252
ISBN-10: 0815335253
Series: Garland Studies in Industrial Productivity
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1