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Developing high performance working through case study evidence

Grant, Kirsteen; Maxwell, Gillian A.


Gillian A. Maxwell


The article theoretically proffers and empirically evidences five inter-related high performance working (HPW) groupings of value to practitioners interested in developing HPW in their organizations.
The empirical research is based on three UK-based qualitative case studies. Data are drawn from nine in-depth interviews with managers (three from each case) and three subsequent focus groups (one in each case). Focus groups comprised six, eight and four employee (non-manager) interviewees respectively.
The empirical findings validate the theoretical importance of the five identified HPW groupings. More, they imply a number of relationships within and between the five groupings, confirming the need to view the groupings collectively and dynamically.
The five HPW groupings provide a foundation for further research to closely evaluate the dynamism within and across the groupings. They also offer practical types of HR interventions and actions for practitioners to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of HPW
in their organizations.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 16, 2017
Online Publication Date Mar 5, 2018
Publication Date Mar 5, 2018
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 6, 2020
Journal Development and Learning in Organisations
Print ISSN 1477-7282
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Pages 5-8
Keywords Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management; Library and Information Sciences
Public URL
Contract Date Sep 19, 2017


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