focusing on organizational culture
With the pressure of building profits and staying competitive in an ever-expanding market, it’s easy to lose focus on other business necessities, like ensuring you have a positive organizational culture. Yet the culture of your organization distinguishes you from other organizations, and can impact your employees and business outcomes, either positively or negatively.
Organizational culture encompasses the shared values, beliefs, and assumptions of the organization and its members, and provides information on the norms and expected behaviors of your employees (Robbins & Judge, 2013). The culture of an organization helps employees shape their behavior based on their surroundings, facilitates commitment to the organization, and gives employees a stable sense of what is expected of them. Organizational culture goes above and beyond the explanation of “how things are done around here,” to providing employees with a sense of purpose and identity.
There is strong support for the relationship between organizational culture and organizational effectiveness:
the importance of job satisfaction
Multi-Faceted Job Satisfaction
Is your organization experiencing employee turnover, absenteeism, grievances, sabotage, or tardiness? While these appear to be problems within themselves, they can actually be the symptoms of a much bigger issue: a lack of job satisfaction!
What is Job Satisfaction?
Job satisfaction encompasses the perceptions that people have about their job or position within a company. Job satisfaction is a complex, multi-faceted (multi-part) concept that involves various features such as:
There are many factors of job satisfaction that can be monitored and measured, and if any are neglected, they can result in negative outcomes such as job dissatisfaction. Alpha Omega Associates is here to help. We have the appropriate tools that are needed to measure multi-faceted job satisfaction in your organization, and to identify the root of the problem behind those negative employee behaviors.
Taking the necessary steps to increase satisfaction among your employees will not only reduce those problem areas discussed above (absenteeism, grievances, tardiness, etc.), it will increase motivation and organizational commitment among your employees (Aziri, 2011).
The payoffs don’t stop there! Increasing employee motivation and commitment to the organization will inevitably ensure that your employees are more productive, and that they are not searching for opportunities elsewhere. This allows them to remain engaged in their work, and use their skills and experience to better your organizational outcomes.
When it comes to evaluating, measuring, and enhancing job satisfaction, Alpha Omega Associates has the expertise and proper tools that your organization can benefit from; contact us today to find out how we can help!
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