A Theoretical Exposition on Internal Labour Mobility, Friction and Organizational Stability


Boahen, Patience Ama Nyantakyiwaa ,

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Volume 5 - August 2016 (08)


Intra-corporate labour circulation holds a lot of promise for the stability of corporations in a potentially turbulent external environment. The dangers emanating from the latter can lead to organisational atrophy. So, labour movement is good. But it can be risky because movement/circulation induces friction whose dangers can be superficially masked by the gains accruing from processes of labour mobility. A heuristic framework structured with normal organisational features is proposed to help deduce the actual nature of friction. The results from such efforts to capture friction can be quantified and used to gauge the placement of a corporate entity in an industry.  This can then be used to ascertain the future prospects of an organization in terms of its internal and external stability.


Labour mobility, organisational friction, heuristic framework


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