The relationship between Counterproductive Workplace Behaviour (CWB) and Human Factors research on safety-related rule violations Enhancing the productivity and wellbeing of people in organisations is the major goal of work and organisational psychologists. Traditionally, organisational psychologists have focused on the investigation of beneficial behaviour, such as motivation or job satisfaction, while less attention has been paid to negative, counterproductive behaviour patterns . According to Sacket , CWB is defined as intentional behaviour on the part of an organisational member, which is contrary to the interests of the organisation. Examples of CWB include theft, misuse of information or unsafe behaviour. There are many terms which describe behaviour that is similar to or the same as CWB. In line with some authors who suggest using CWB as generic term, in the following, CWB is used as generic term for all concepts which describe deviant behaviour in the work context.
Citation: Heyde AVD, Miebach J, Kluge A (2014) Counterproductive Work Behaviour in a Simulated Production Context: An Exploratory Study with Personality Traits As Predictors of Safety-Related Rule Violations. J Ergonomics 4: 130. doi: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000130