Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Nonstandard Work Status on Workgroup Processes and Outcomes

Heather C. Vough, Joseph P. Broschak, Gregory B. Northcraft

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Abstract

Many workers today are employed under a variety of nonstandard work arrangements, such as contract work and agency temporary work. While prior research has shown that the use of nonstandard workers can be detrimental to standard workers' attitudes and behaviors, producing conflict between nonstandard and standard employees, that research has not shown how or why. We propose a model in which threat to status of, and accommodation by, standard workers cause negative reactions to nonstandard workers, contingent upon the competence of nonstandard workers. The model helps explain how subtle differences among seemingly similar nonstandard work arrangements can produce dramatically different challenges to work group effectiveness. Implications for the effective blending of work groups are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
EditorsMelissa Thomas - Hunt
Pages229-257
Number of pages29
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1534-0856

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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