The Impact Of Organizational Culture On Employee Motivation And Performance

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A 2012 management research article published in Problems of Management in the 21st Century provides the foundation for understanding the positive correlation between organizational culture (including schedule options) and employee motivation and performance (Sokro). The findings establish the crucial role organizational culture plays in employee motivation, calling motivation “the key component of organizational culture” (p. 106). The article defines organizational culture as “the set of beliefs, behaviors, customs, and attitudes that helps the members of the organization understand what it stands for, how it does things, and what it considers important” (Sokro, 2012, p. 106). Flexible Work Arrangements are considered a piece of the organizational…show more content…
According to the interviews, participants with greater personal responsibilities viewed flexible work arrangements as a necessity, not a bonus (Galea et al., 2014). The authors explain that as greater awareness of FWA practices is brought to employers and employees, both parties begin to reap the benefits. Employers have seen improved productivity among employees and employees recognize their improved well-being as a result of FWA utilization (Galea et al., 2014). By their definition, “Work-life balance refers to how individuals manage and negotiate the domains between work and personal life, including issues of holding multiple roles and other work-life conflicting matters” (as cited in Galea et al., 2014, p. 1091). The authors reference the importance of minimizing role conflict: Picture a parent with the flexibility to attend a child’s daytime school function and answering client emails in the evening hours, this should seem like a natural, effortless transition from professional to personal and back to professional; in fact, the author Meagan Johnson (discussed earlier in this review) would suggest that no transition is necessary, that modern workers do not want to distinguish between their personal and professional lives so

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