Methodology of Organizational Climate Study in a Company. Adaptation and Practical Usage

Grzegorz Wudarzewski

Abstract

The object of the thesis is organizational climate in Polish companies, together with methodological problems of the climate research and usage. The first chapter is theoretical and includes origins of the organizational climate and evolution of interests connected with this phenomenon. The next part indudes description and analysis of methodological findings that have been achieved up to the present, together with different research contexts, review and comparison of the most frequently used measurement tools. Against this background origins and assumptions of the Organizational Climate Exercise (OCE) technique are presented which, in subsequent parts of the thesis, is being adapted, validated and used in empirical research. The OCE technique verification research was conducted in the period 2004-2008, the research sample accounting for l,160 persons. On this basis revised version of this technique has been proposed in order to adapt it to circumstances of Polish companies. General research and measurement of the organizational climate in Polish enterprises was carried out in the period 2005-2013 and the number of investigated persons amounted to 5,841. The research findings prove that the average climate assessments are placed on the mean level and below. Essential changes of the organizational climate level were not found. The thesis also includes description of a longitudinal study of the organizational climate in ZEM corporation. In this case study research findings indicate mean climate level, little fluctuations, however, were noticed. It was observed that actions connected with climate improvement had positive impact on climate assessments in subsequent investigations. The thesis includes description of circumstances which stimulate generating ideas about how to improve the organizational climate. Practical examples of heuristic sessions findings are presented in the thesis
Diploma typeDoctor of Philosophy
Author Grzegorz Wudarzewski
Grzegorz Wudarzewski,,
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Title in EnglishMethodology of Organizational Climate Study in a Company. Adaptation and Practical Usage
Languagepl polski
Certifying UnitFaculty of Economic Sciences (ES)
Disciplinenauki o zarządzaniu / nauki ekonomiczne(nauki ekonomiczne) / nauki społeczne()
Defense Date24-02-2015
Supervisor Józef Koziński
Józef Koziński,,
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Internal reviewers Czesław Zając (ES / DEaOE)
Czesław Zając,,
- Department of Economics and Organization of Enterprises
External reviewers Przemysław Zbierowski
Przemysław Zbierowski,,
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Pages536
Keywords in Englishorganizational climate, measurement of climate, validation, OCE technique, assessment of climate
Abstract in EnglishThe object of the thesis is organizational climate in Polish companies, together with methodological problems of the climate research and usage. The first chapter is theoretical and includes origins of the organizational climate and evolution of interests connected with this phenomenon. The next part indudes description and analysis of methodological findings that have been achieved up to the present, together with different research contexts, review and comparison of the most frequently used measurement tools. Against this background origins and assumptions of the Organizational Climate Exercise (OCE) technique are presented which, in subsequent parts of the thesis, is being adapted, validated and used in empirical research. The OCE technique verification research was conducted in the period 2004-2008, the research sample accounting for l,160 persons. On this basis revised version of this technique has been proposed in order to adapt it to circumstances of Polish companies. General research and measurement of the organizational climate in Polish enterprises was carried out in the period 2005-2013 and the number of investigated persons amounted to 5,841. The research findings prove that the average climate assessments are placed on the mean level and below. Essential changes of the organizational climate level were not found. The thesis also includes description of a longitudinal study of the organizational climate in ZEM corporation. In this case study research findings indicate mean climate level, little fluctuations, however, were noticed. It was observed that actions connected with climate improvement had positive impact on climate assessments in subsequent investigations. The thesis includes description of circumstances which stimulate generating ideas about how to improve the organizational climate. Practical examples of heuristic sessions findings are presented in the thesis
Thesis file
Wudarzewski_G_Metodyka_Badania_Klimatu_Organizacyjnego_W_Przedsiebiorstwie.pdf 3,18 MB

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