Individual, group and organizational efficacies in predicting performance

Erez Yaakobi, Jacob Weisberg

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for predicting three facets of employee performance (quality, innovation and efficiency) based on the evaluation of individual (self and occupational), group (collective) and organizational (means) efficacies. Design/methodology/approach: A sample of 109 managers employed mainly in high-tech industries evaluated their employees’ quality, innovation and efficiency performance. The employees’ efficacies were also evaluated on three organizational levels. Findings: Evaluation of employees’ self-efficacy accounted for most of the explained variance for all performance facets. Evaluation of group efficacy added incremental explained variance to the general performance as well as to the innovation performance and efficiency performance. Evaluation of means efficacy (provided to employees) added incremental explained variance to the general performance as well as to the innovation performance and the efficiency of performance. Male managers differed from female managers in their predictions of employees’ performance. Originality/value: This is the first study to examine the concurrent effects of four types of efficacies, based on three organizational levels, in predicting performance. It also examines three facets of performance instead of only a general performance measure. It presents a model of the relative importance of these efficacies in predicting facets of performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-554
Number of pages20
JournalPersonnel Review
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Collective efficacy
  • Means efficacy
  • Occupational efficacy
  • Performance
  • Quantitative
  • Self-efficacy

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