The goal of a business is to maximize the profits for stakeholders and obtain a lead against competitors, to attain this goal businesses must have a further understanding of all the factors that Contribute to either aiding or further deterring the business from acting correspondently. Employees are Significant to businesses because Employees keep businesses in operation, hence the success of a business is reliant on the workers efficiency. Counterproductivity within employees in the workplace can be assumed to be the greatest Internal Issue that a company faces, however it can be addressed with proper management, since it Influences the efficiency of Individual workers. Integrating Teamwork In the workplace can serve as a proper management approach to combat against counterproductivity within employees in the workplace assuming they have a strong corporate culture.
Corporate culture determines how a business’s management Interacts with their employees based on beliefs. A strong corporate culture can be defined as a business that has a good set of values and practices focusing on both the consumers and employees. Some strategies that a business can Incorporate into their business process to create a strong corporate culture are providing transparency of their goals to their employees, rewarding employees in public and coaching in private, and allowing employee feedback these strategies are methods to display the company’s value for their employees .When a business Implements these strategies into their business process they provide a positive work environment and show their value for their employees which demonstrates improvement in their work because it sets a higher sense of morale . With a strong corporate culture employees commitment to the business is further inclined which makes employees more willing to participate in additional management strategies such as teamwork. The bar graph below demonstrates that the stronger a business’ corporate culture is the more committed an employee is to the company.
Counterproductive behaviors In the workplace come In different forms which include tardiness, theft, fraud, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, absenteeism, and workplace aggression. These types of counterproductive behaviors not only negatively impact the quality of the service/product the business provides but also the surrounding employees morale creating a collective pattern of counterproductive behaviors in the workplace, In addition these behaviors can lead to lawsuits against the business initiated by employees impacted. Consumers perception is influenced by the quality of the service/product the employees provide, as a deduction when the quality of these services/products the employee provides are subpar to the promised standards the business warranted which could lead to tainting perceptions consumers have of the business as well as their decision to further continue a relationship with the company impacting the profits of the stakeholders.
Counterproductivity can be the result of many factors a major factor being a toxic work environment. In a toxic work environment, a business does not have a strong set of corporate culture, so employees focus on their personal agenda rather than the businesses’. Counterproductive behavior is encouraged further by management when they allow the behavior to continue by not enforcing a set of positive practices. Toxic work environments also exist under the conditions that employees have not built an appropriate relationship with colleagues and those in leadership positions, which results in complications in communication. Social learning theory is another contributor to a cycle of counterproductivity in the workplace, social learning theory refers to behaviors being acquired from observing and imitating others around, so when an employee observes a coworker practicing counterproductive behaviors in the workplace and having no sort of repercussions they deem these behaviors as acceptable and imitate them.
Integrating Teamwork into the workplace creates a harmonious environment between employees because teamwork reduces the need for a constant external supervision and allows workers to be managed amongst each other, as a result of a harmonious environment in the workplace there is an employee turnover regarding absenteeism because the quality of work life is improved as well. Teamwork also improves service/quality from employees by having a diverse group in which every individuals feedback is take into consideration creating a new innovative strategy of approaching certain situations. However, it could also be argued that integrating teamwork into the workplace is dependent on the cohesiveness of a team, below is a diagraph of the factors that make up a cohesive team.
- DESIGN: The proposed study will be an experimental design. This experimental design will have two Samples. Sample A will be the control group and Sample B will be the experimental group. Both groups will have the same dependent variables being the average profits each group has made. Sample B will have an independent variable, the independent variable will be Business B enforcing teamwork into their business practice.
- PARTICIPANTS: In the proposed study there will be 500 participants which will be organized into two samples, sample A and sample B of which will be workers from two separate businesses but of the same industry, Business A and Business B. The range of the age group would be in between the ages of 25-45 , and have worked a minimum of 5 years with the company. Sample A will be a simple random sample of 250 workers that meet the requirements and work for Business A, this business will not enforce teamwork into their business practice. Sample B will be composed of an accumulative of 250 participants that meet the requirement these participants will be placed into random groups for business B, this business will enforce teamwork into their business practice.
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