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Speaker: Mr. Lars Johnson
Topic: Speed-Quality Differentiation
Demystifying the balance between speed and quality in performance criteria is a high priority. Contradictory empirical findings suggest the relationship of speed and accuracy (quality) is likely conditional upon context and setting (Förster, Higgins, & Bianco, 2003; Sackett, Zedeck, & Fogli, 1988). As an alternative to previously adopted methods, I approached speed versus quality from the standpoint of employee-supervisor differentiation in expectations. The current study is framed within the context of goal congruence literature; thus, I examined the relationship of employee-subordinate similarity in speed vs. quality to perceptions of fairness and organizational commitment. Specifically, I expected that large differences in views of speed vs. quality would be inversely related to employee perceptions of procedural justice; I further expected procedural justice to fully mediate the relationship between speed-quality differentiation and continuance commitment. I employed the SPSS PROCESS macro to test the simple mediation analysis, including bootstrapped confidence intervals associated with the indirect effect. The results of the analysis were supportive of all hypothesized pathways.