Isomorphism as a Paradigm for Examining Self-Managed Work Teams and Work Spillover

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This study investigates the effects of a participative-type management approach termed self-managed work teams (SMWTs) and work spillover into the family environment. The perspective of isomorphism by Aldous (1969), and Rapoport and Rapoport (1965), was used as a paradigm to examine both positive and negative effects of the work-family relationship. A total of 76 employees from the Department of Defense's Quality Division was used in the regression analysis, due to recent transitions into SMWTs. Results reported overwhelming support for the perspective of isomorphism: over 40% of the variation in positive work spillover was explained by SWMT characteristics. Communication with other ... continued below

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Cyphers, Amy E. (Amy Elizabeth) December 1993.

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This study investigates the effects of a participative-type management approach termed self-managed work teams (SMWTs) and work spillover into the family environment. The perspective of isomorphism by Aldous (1969), and Rapoport and Rapoport (1965), was used as a paradigm to examine both positive and negative effects of the work-family relationship. A total of 76 employees from the Department of Defense's Quality Division was used in the regression analysis, due to recent transitions into SMWTs. Results reported overwhelming support for the perspective of isomorphism: over 40% of the variation in positive work spillover was explained by SWMT characteristics. Communication with other teams was the single most important factor found to have a significant effect on positive work spillover.

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Cyphers, Amy E. (Amy Elizabeth). Isomorphism as a Paradigm for Examining Self-Managed Work Teams and Work Spillover, thesis, December 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501273/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .