Using data from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey of Employees, this article employs structural equation modelling in order to trace the effects of employee involvement and participation on the extent to which British workers trust reciprocally in management. The results point to a series of organizational benefits of participation, including increased job influence, a greater sense of job satisfaction and improved levels of commitment and trust in managers. However, increased job influence was paradoxically linked to lower levels of organizational commitment and trust. The findings generally confirm that employee voice is 'good' in principle for building trust, but that the effects of employee voice may work against trust development.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2012|