Worker stress and the prospect of job loss in a fragmented organisation

Darryn Snell, David Schmitt, Audra Glavas, Larissa Bamberry

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Abstract

Practical implications
This study assists the authors in better understanding worker emotional experience in the pre-lay-off stage. These findings have important implications for workers, unions and social support agencies and how they can appropriately approach, prepare and assist different categories of workers confronted with job redundancy situations.
Social implications
This study assists the authors in better understanding worker emotional experience in the pre-lay-off stage. The study has implications for the design and implementation of assistance packages for displaced workers.
Originality/value
Unlike other studies which focus on the lay-off, unemployment or re-employment stage of job loss, this study focuses on the pre-lay-off stage. Conceptually, the study departs from the positivist paradigm which dominates much of the stress literature and adopts a nuanced approach inspired by critical realist understandings of the structure-agency relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-81
Number of pages21
JournalQualitative Research in Organizations and Management
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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