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‘If you are having a go at me, I am going to have a go at you’: The changing nature of social relationships of bank work under Performance Management

Citation
Laaser K (2016) ‘If you are having a go at me, I am going to have a go at you’: The changing nature of social relationships of bank work under Performance Management. Work, Employment and Society, 30 (6), pp. 1000-1016. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017015617686

Abstract
Over the last three decades work and employment in the private and public sector are increasingly subject to marketisation processes. A defining feature of marketised employment is the rise of performance management systems (PMS). This article utilises a novel framework of Sayer’s moral economy approach and labour process theory to explore the changing nature of bank work and social relationships between branch managers and branch workers before and after the implementation of PMSs in UK banks. This article illustrates how the social and moral texture of the social relationships between branch workers and their managers deteriorated after the implementation of PMS, resulting in the rise of hostile forms of engagement.

Keywords
Bank work; Labour Process Theory; Moral Economy; Performance Management Systems; Social relationships at work.

Journal
Work, Employment and Society: Volume 30, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Author(s)Laaser, Knut
Publication date31/12/2016
Publication date online12/01/2016
Date accepted by journal22/10/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23019
PublisherSAGE
ISSN0950-0170
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