Managing Fairness in Organizations

Managing Fairness in Organizations

Managing Fairness in Organizations

Managing Fairness in Organizations

Synopsis

The concept of organizational justice refers to perceptions of fairness within organizations. Justice as a social phenomenon has received a great deal of research attention from social psychologists. With new research on fairness in organizations, scholars in organizational behavior, industrial/organizational psychology, and managers are provided with practical orientations on how to create fair working environments. Although organizational fairness is not a panacea for managers, it can help boost employee morale and cooperation. Perceptions of unfairness have been related to negative attitudes and behaviors such as employee theft, lack of commitment, lawsuits, and recently aggressive behaviors in the workplace. Perceptions of fair treatment, on the other hand, have been related to positive outcomes such as employee commitment, trust, and cooperation that are conducive to organizational performance.

Excerpt

Justice is a social phenomenon, and as such has received a great deal of research attention from social psychologists and organizational behavior scholars. However, it was not until recently that books on organizational justice (perceptions of fair treatment within organizations) have been published, recognizing the importance of justice (or fairness) in organizations. Although this book follows that tradition, it takes a microperspective of organizational justice; that is, justice occurring within an organization. It does not, however, overlook macro- organizational justice aspects, such as fairness and customer satisfaction, fairness and environmental protection, and fairness issues in a global economy. This book is both descriptive and prescriptive: first, it analyzes the different theories of organizational justice (chapters 1, 2, and 3), its determinants (chapters 4 and 5), as well as its consequences (chapter 6); and second, based on this knowledge, it prescribes ways of creating fair working environments (chapter 7).

This book is devoted to organizational behavior and industrial/organizational scholars as well as managers. Not only does it represent an analysis of current research on the topic, but it also gives practical orientations on how to create fair working environments. Although organizational justice is not a panacea for managers, it can help boost employee morale and cooperation. Perceptions of unfairness have been related to several negative reactions, such as employee theft, lack . . .

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