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Leistungsentgelt im oeffentlichen Dienst: Intentionen, Wirkungen und Akzeptanz (Performance-Related Pay in the Public Sector: Intentions, Effects, and Acceptance )

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  • Werner Schmidt
  • Andrea Mueller
  • Nele Trittel
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    Der Beitrag untersucht auf der Basis von Fallstudien, standardisierten Befragungen von Beschaeftigten sowie von Personalraeten die Einfuehrung, die Akzeptanz und die Funktionalitaet von leistungsorientierter Bezahlung (LOB) im oeffentlichen Dienst am Beispiel der Kommunen Nordrhein-Westfalens. Angeknuepft wird an die von David Marsden aufgeworfene Frage, weshalb im oeffentlichen Sektor an LOB festgehalten werde, obgleich das Ausbleiben von Motivationseffekten evident sei. Es wird konstatiert, dass zwar tatsaechlich bestenfalls schwache Anreizeffekte auftreten, sich die Absichten der LOB-Befuerworter jedoch auch nicht auf Motivationssteigerung beschraenken. Die Arbeitgeberverbaende beabsichtigen eine Fortfuehrung der Verwaltungsmodernisierung mit tarifpolitischen Mitteln. Zudem finden sich nicht-antizipierte Positiveffekte auf Mitbestimmung, Arbeitnehmerbeteiligung und kooperative betriebliche Arbeitsbeziehungen. Alle Effekte bleiben jedoch schwach. (Empirically based on case studies and surveys of employees and staff councils of local authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia, this article analyses the implementation, the acceptance, and the functionality of performance-related pay (PRP) in the German public sector. The article responds to the question raised by David Marsden of why we keep adopting PRP for the public sector in the face of evidence that it fails to motivate. It asserts that actually at best weak effects on motivation occur, but that the intentions of the PRP-proponents are not restricted to enhancing motivation. The employers’ federation intends a continuation of public sector reform by the means of collective bargaining. Additionally, unanticipated positive effects on co-determination, employee participation, and cooperative workplace industrial relations appear. However, all effects remain weak.)

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Industrielle Beziehungen.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
    Pages: 78-98

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:indbez:doi_10.1688/1862-0035_indb_2011_01-02_schmidt
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