Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Lamberti, Hayden URN etd-04302011-221832 Document Title The drivers of productive organisational energy Degree MBA Department Gordon Institute of Business Science Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Prof M Sutherland Supervisor Keywords
- productive energy
Date 2010-11-10 Availability unrestricted Abstract
A key-‐contributing factor for the performance of organisations,specifically in a knowledge worker environment, is organisational energy. Defined as an exhaustible and rechargeable cultural asset; organisations with high levels of productive organisational energy display intense, positive emotions, high attention and strong activity levels that are oriented towards the company’s key strategic goals. This research aims to explicitly model the components and drivers of productive organisational energy.
A qualitative investigation was used to develop constructs with which to measure productive organisational energy. These constructs were then used to create a quantitative research tool in order to determine the components and drivers of productive organisational energy. Quantitative data was gathered from 219 knowledge workers from a broad range of business sectors. Factor analysis and multiple regression testing were then used to review and empirically quantify the components and driving factors of productive organisational energy.
In sharp contrast to the prevailing literature, the empirical evidence from this study shows that the components of productive organisational energy can be defined in two factors, one specifically focused on the individual and the second focused on the organisational whole. The independent drivers of these components can be broadly divided into five key areas with only three and four statistically significant factors influencing two defined components of productive organisational energy respectively.
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