Informal employee voice: filling the gaps or reinforcing the status quo?

Mick Marchington, Jane Suter

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Giving employees greater influence over how they undertake their work and encouraging their input in decision making is believed to be beneficial for both employees and employers. Likewise, there is some evidence that employee voice through institutional mechanisms such as unionization, provides benefits including enhanced productivity and lower turnover. However, there are many mechanisms by which workers can exert voice, and a number of stake-holders that can be affected. This session will show the benefits of expanding the concept of employee voice, and bring fresh approaches to the question of how worker input affects organizations, and their stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2008
Event2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 200813 Aug 2008


Conference2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Management. Industrial Management
  • organisational performance
  • employee voice
  • employee performance


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