DEAL OR NO DEAL: REDUCING PRODUCTION DEVIANCE
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Production deviance, a form of counterproductive work behavior (CWB), refers to such behaviors as leaving early, procrastinating, and wasting resources. It costs organizations billions of dollars annually (Bennett & Robinson, 2000). I apply conservation of resources and social exchange theories to test a conditional, indirect process model – a psychological process in which low leader person-focused interpersonal citizenship behavior (ICB) yields production deviance through emotional exhaustion. Furthermore, I suggest that this process is moderated by individual differences in levels of idiosyncratic deals negotiated with the supervisor. Specifically, I argue that high levels of idiosyncratic deals can mitigate the effects of low leader ICB on emotional exhaustion and production deviance. In contrast, workers reporting low leader ICB and low levels of idiosyncratic deals are likely to manifest high levels of production deviance.