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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
Advisor Name Title
Prof M Sutherland Supervisor
  • engagement
  • organisation
  • productive energy
  • climate
Date 2010-11-10
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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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Lamberti, H 2010, The drivers of productive organisational energy, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-04302011-221832/>


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