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

Kougiannou, N.K. ORCID: 0000-0002-6422-3831, 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. ISSN 0007-1080

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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 2-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 that 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 illustrate that I&C is viewed by management as a lower strategic organizational 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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal of Industrial Relations
Creators: Kougiannou, N.K., Wilkinson, A. and Dundon, T.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 29 October 2021
ISSN: 0007-1080
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10.1111/bjir.12650DOI
1501383Other
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kougiannou, N. K., Wilkinson, A., & Dundon, T. (2021). Inside the meetings: The role of managerial attitudes in approaches to information and consultation for employees. British Journal of Industrial Relations, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12650 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 07 Dec 2021 16:13
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 16:13
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45066

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