|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline (Forthcoming/Available Online)|
social media and employment
|Citation:||Thompson P, McDonald P & O’Connor P (2019) Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline (Forthcoming/Available Online). Human Relations. https://journals.sagepub.com/home/hum; https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726719846262|
|Abstract:||What kind of surveillance of employees is evident today? The rights of employers to police and act punitively with regard to workplace dissent and misbehaviour have become contentious legal, policy and ethical issues. Drawing on survey responses from employees in the UK and Australia, this study investigates the scope and scale of employee dissent in relation to critical online comments and the private use of social media during work time. The findings reveal a sufficient pool of misbehaviours, albeit that they are emergent and uneven. Also evident were some apparently contradictory responses with respect to employer rights to profile and discipline, at the same time as asserting employee rights to voice and private online identities. The findings contribute to knowledge of how much and what kinds of online dissent exist in the ambiguous space between the public sphere of work and the private lives of individual employees and what employers do about it.|
|Rights:||Thompson P, McDonald P & O’Connor P, Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline, Human Relations (Forthcoming). Copyright © The Authors 2019. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. Final published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726719846262|
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