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Title: Shut the fridge door! HRM alignment, job redesign and energy performance
Authors: Christina, Sian
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Daniels, Kevin
Tregaskis, Olga
Waterson, Patrick
Keywords: Job design
Strategic HRM
Sustainable HRM
Organisational performance
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Wiley (© the authors)
Citation: CHRISTINA, S. ... et al, 2017. Shut the fridge door! HRM alignment, job redesign and energy performance. Human Resource Management Journal, doi: 10.1111/1748-8583.12144
Abstract: Anchored within the strategic HRM and alignment literature, and drawing on efficiency and legitimacy perspectives of organisational behaviour, we investigated a Human Resource Management (HRM) intervention targeted at energy reduction goals in a large multinational retailer. The HRM intervention was focused on embedding the environmental and economic performance goals of the firm within the workplace through redesigning the job so that energy tasks were aligned with training and performance management systems, as well as organisational performance goals. Using a randomised control trial design, we tracked changes in energy behaviours and energy consumption in 769 retail stores (685 in the intervention condition, 84 in the control condition). The findings provide evidence that changing the alignment of HRM practices can influence both worker behaviour and organisational outcomes, including environmental outcomes. This work contributes to debates concerning the impact of HRM alignment to both the work and organisational performance context.
Description: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The copyright line for this article was changed on 3rd March 2017 after original online publication.
Sponsor: We would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering at Loughborough University for provision of a grant (number EP/G037272/1) to undertake this research project.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12144
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23939
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12144
ISSN: 0954-5395
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