Role Perception: The Role it Plays
Icfai University Press, HRM Review, pp. 29-33, February 2008
9 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2008
Perception is an influential phenomenon as people usually act upon their perceptions. Perception eventually transforms into reality. The absence of a distinctly defined role of employees and an amorphous perception of their roles and responsibilities in the organization may have a downturn effect on the employees' morale and self-esteem. Role Perception of the employees acts as one of the most critical components in the workplaces today. It also plays a key role in an individual's performance. A misty perception of the role may also lead to underperformance by and underutilization of the potential of the individual. Consequently, the organization may lose not only some vital man-hours but also some of the most competent employees, in the long run. It is, therefore, in the organization's interest to provide a clearly-defined role to every employee as a step towards combating the ever-increasing competition in the global milieu.
Keywords: Role Perception, Perceptual Process, Role Expectations, Measurement
JEL Classification: M12, M59
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