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Team-based working and employee well-being: A cross-cultural comparison of United Kingdom and Hong Kong health services

So, T.T.C and West, Michael and Dawson, J.F (2010) Team-based working and employee well-being: A cross-cultural comparison of United Kingdom and Hong Kong health services. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 20 (3). pp. 305-325. ISSN 1359-432X

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    Abstract

    This study examined the impact of team-based working, team structure, and job design on employee well-being (in term of job satisfaction and work stress) in staff working in healthcare organizations in Hong Kong. Cross-cultural differences in the impact of job design, team structure, and employee well-being outcomes between United Kingdom and Hong Kong were also investigated. A group of 197 staff from two Hong Kong hospitals were compared to a sample of 270 UK staff working in National Health Service organizations in the UK. Results showed that team structure and job design were significantly associated with greater employee satisfaction and lower stress for Hong Kong healthcare staff. Culture was also found to moderate the impact of team structure and job design on employee well-being. The findings suggest that although team structure and job design contribute to employee well-being, they have differential impacts across cultures. This provides insights to policy planning on building team-based organizations in the healthcare sector involving multinational collaboration.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
    ID Code: 53136
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 16 Mar 2012 12:24
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:13
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53136

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