High Performance Work Practices to Support Relational Coordination: Evidence from Pakistan

  • Muhammad Siddique
  • Shandana Shaib
  • Zahoor Khan

Abstract

A key aspect of work processes in service sector firms is the interconnection between tasks and performance. Relational coordination can play an important role in addressing the issues of coordinating organizational activities due to high level of interdependence complexity in service sector firms. Research has primarily supported the aspect that well devised high performance work systems (HPWS) can intensify organizational performance. There is a growing debate, however, with regard to understanding the “mechanism” linking HPWS and performance outcomes. Using relational coordination theory, this study examines a model that examine the effects of subsets of HPWS, such as motivation, skills and opportunity enhancing HR practices on relational coordination among employees working in reciprocal interdependent job settings. Data were gathered from multiple sources including managers and employees at individual, functional and unit levels to know their understanding in relation to HPWS and relational coordination (RC) in 218 bank branches in Pakistan. Data analysis via structural equation modelling, results suggest that HPWS predicted RC among officers at the unit level. The findings of the study have contributions to both, theory and practice.
Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
SIDDIQUE , Muhammad; SHAIB , Shandana; KHAN , Zahoor. High Performance Work Practices to Support Relational Coordination: Evidence from Pakistan . Business & Economic Review, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 19-50, june 2020. ISSN 2519-1233. Available at: <http://bereview.pk/index.php/BER/article/view/333>. Date accessed: 01 dec. 2020.
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