WACO, Texas (July 25, 2019) – Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study led by Baylor University.
The study, “The Influence of Supervisor Bottom-Line Mentality and Employee Bottom-Line Mentality on Leader-Member Exchange and Subsequent Employee Performance,” is published in the journal Human Relations.
“This results in relationships that are marked by distrust, dissatisfaction and lack of affection for the supervisor.
Data was collected from those who work in a range of jobs and industries, including financial services, health care, sales, legal and education.
Researchers measured supervisor BLM, employee BLM, task performance and leader-member exchange – the rating employees gave of their relationships with their supervisors.
“However, in doing so they may have to suffer the consequence of reduced employee respect, loyalty and even liking.”.
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