Hasan, Syed Akif and Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz (2012): Top management’s snooping: Is sneaking over employees’ productivity and job commitment a wise approach? Forthcoming in: African Journal of Business Management
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The management’s responsibility is to monitor the employee’s performance but when it becomes a desire of the management to snoop/spy the employees’ performance then this act has a direct influence on the employees and their motivations. The paper investigates the effects of top management’s spying/snooping in the organization on employees’ productivity and job commitment. For the purpose a sample of 3500 employees via self-administered survey technique were analyzed. Tobit Model (Censored regression) has been used to interrogate the effect of snooping/ spying on employee productivity and commitment. Tobit Model marked findings that the approach of top management to snoop/spy on the employees’ productivity and job commitment affects adversely on the employees. Policy makers should adopt informal ways to practice snooping as it causes stress, mental illness, de-motivation and especially when snooping is via other co-workers and employees, it creates major disruption and a rise to politicking in organization, which effect the proper streamlining of business operations across the departments.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Top management’s snooping: Is sneaking over employees’ productivity and job commitment a wise approach?|
|English Title:||Top management’s snooping: Is sneaking over employees’ productivity and job commitment a wise approach?|
|Keywords:||Organizational spying/snooping, job commitment, employees’ productivity, stress|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M12 - Personnel Management; Executive Compensation
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani|
|Date Deposited:||02. Jan 2012 16:11|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 22:52|
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