Effects of Individual and Team Monitoring on Employee Performance: Differential Outcomes Under Gainsharing and Traditional Pay
Welbourne, Theresa M.
Agency and justice theories suggest that pay plans affect monitoring, but the effect of monitoring on job performance has not been studied. Using a new categorization of monitoring behavior (individual/team and observing/advising), this study shows that individual observational monitoring has a positive impact on performance appraisals under gainsharing and traditional pay situations. Team advisory monitoring, however, has a positive effect on performance, measured both by appraisals and suggestions submitted under gainsharing, but a negative effect on both behaviors under traditional pay.
human resource; HR; organization; pay; job; performance; behavior; individual; team; gainsharing; appraisal; negative