The Effects of Organizational Change on Worker Well-Being and the Moderating Role of Trade Unions

By: Erling Barth with Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen

Published in:

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 66 (4), 989-1011.


The authors explore the effects of organizational change on employee well-being using multivariate analyses of linked employer-employee data for Britain, with particular emphasis on whether unions moderate these effects. Nationally representative data consist of 13,500 employees in 1,238 workplaces. Organizational changes are associated with increased job-related anxiety and lower job satisfaction. The authors find that job-related anxiety is ameliorated when employees work in a unionized workplace and are involved in the introduction of the changes.

Full text

Published June 25, 2014 9:21 AM - Last modified June 27, 2014 11:19 AM