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Industrial Harmony and work discontent: Employer and Employees Relations Perspective

Volume: 80  ,  Issue: 1 , July    Published Date: 21 July 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 108  ,  Download: 50 , Pages: 209 - 219    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100801720212079

Authors

# Author Name
1 Dr Porbari Monbari Badom
2 Dr Barinem Wisdom Girirgiri

Abstract

This paper focused on the exploration of the nature of industrial harmony as it encompasses industrial democracy and precludes work discontent. Industrial harmony is presented as a sine qua non for human resources’ commitment relative to a productive work organisation and its absence or failure to its application breeds work discontent and possibly usher in industrial action in work organisations. Industrial harmony can be said to be in operation practically between workers and employer/ management when all actors are given a fair play in matters that concern all and can impinge on the overall performance by workers and as well affects the smooth growth and development of the organisation; which in turn distort the objectives and target of management. Conflicts do not just arise in the industrial relations set-up, but do so, as a result of diagonally opposing interest of parties operating in the system. The paper through thorough content analysis and careful observation has shown that to enhance better understanding in the working environment among parties, the creation of separate institutions to be mounted by sound educators, who are to reposition the old thinking in the sense of mutual exclusivity wherein; employer/management makes all decisions when issues arise to focus on mutually inclusiveness involving all parties contributing ideas to have an ideal work environment of ‘master-subordinate’ as against ‘master-servant’ relationship. In the light of the foregoing, the study established that if the participating workers are allowed to be involved workers, their jobs become an extension of themselves and by their decision; they are thus creating their work, modifying and regulating it. As they are more involved in their works, they become more committed to it, and derive more satisfaction from it. What is more democratic and by extension, the bedrock of harmonious relationship in industrial setting amongst actors that make the system more than the above?

Keywords

  • industrial democracy
  • workplace
  • Industrial harmony
  • employers
  • workers
  • relations
  • perspective
  • collective bargaining