Voluntary Enrolment - A Viable Way of Staffing Projects?
Traditionally allocation of personnel for projects has been seen as a manage-ment task. Recently, however, more and more organisations are treading new paths when staffing projects. In this article we examine a new staffing proce-dure, in which enrolment is dependent on employees voluntarily responding to internal advertising of projects. An important issue in voluntary enrolment is the employee’s decision to enrol or not. To investigate the enrolment decision process, we develop a model that we call the ‘Enrolment Readiness Model’. The key concept in the model is ‘enrolment readiness’, which is a concept we develop to depict intention to enrol as the outcome of a decision process trig-gered by the awareness of a project being advertised. The model is tested in a municipal administration organisation that has staffed projects by voluntary en-rolment for a number of years. The case study mainly confirms the proposed model, but also clarifies that voluntary enrolment may cause problems in get-ting a sufficient number of participants in the proposed projects. The article concludes by stressing that voluntary enrolment seems to require more attention and effort from top management than a traditional/conventional staffing proce-dure and we propose ways that the Enrolment Readiness Model can be helpful in supporting voluntary enrolment. An early version of this paper was presented at the research conference, pm days ’03, Vienna, Austria, October 2003.
|Date of creation:||Sep 2004|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Niels Bohrs Vej 9, 6700 Esbjerg|
Phone: (+45) 6550 1000
Fax: (+45) 6550 1091
Web page: http://www.sam.sdu.dk/ime
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sdk:wpaper:59. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ulla H. Oehlenschläger)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.