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Exploring the Future Development in Employee Involvement: The Influence of Formalization on Managerial Job Crafting Expectations

Emmerik, G.J.L. van (2015) Exploring the Future Development in Employee Involvement: The Influence of Formalization on Managerial Job Crafting Expectations.

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Abstract:This research examines the relationship between formalization and managerial expectations towards the future of job crafting. It was hypothesized that managers working in formal organizations expect more cognitive job crafting than task- and relational job crafting, while managers working in informal organizations expect more task- and relational job crafting than cognitive job crafting. Responses to an initial quantitative survey on formalization were used to divide respondents into two research groups, being managers working in formally and informally structured firms. Then, the Delphi method was used to first ask respondents for qualitative expectations towards the future of job crafting, after which respondents were asked to reflect on all general job crafting expectations that were found in the first stage by assessing their expected likelihood in future practice on a five point Likert scale. Analysis of the differences within the ratings of the research groups lead to confirmation of the first hypothesis, while the second hypothesis was rejected. An additional conclusion that could be derived from the results was that informal managers, in comparison to formal managers, were more aware of job crafting in general. Also, informal managers reached more agreement on the future occurrence of job crafting than formal managers.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (56834)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67474
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