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Organizational Culture and Commitment at Different Hierarchical Levels in Manufacturing Sector


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1 Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
     

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Though the OD intervention strategies targeting at enhancing organizational culture and organizational commitment across all the levels of management are gaining much interest, the emergence of subculture at each level with in the same organization poses a greater challenge to HR professionals as it adversely affects the interpersonal effectiveness. Data obtained from 40 operators at the shop floor and 40 managerial staff of private enterprise which involves in manufacturing casting steels on two key factors-organizational culture and organizational commitment revealed that the operator category tend to exhibit high scores, sigmnificantly in the following dimensions of Organizational Culture viz confrontation, trust,authority,proaction and collaboration than the managerial staff Similarly, the operators tend to have high levels of affective, continuance and normative commitment than the managerial staff As the low levels operator category of employees, contrary to expectation, exhibit more organizational commitment and organizational culture than the managerial staff, the implications for designing suitable training interventions targeting at managerial staff are suggested.

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Organizational Culture, Organizational Commitment, Executives, Operatives.
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S. Subramanian
Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
J. Kruthika
Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Though the OD intervention strategies targeting at enhancing organizational culture and organizational commitment across all the levels of management are gaining much interest, the emergence of subculture at each level with in the same organization poses a greater challenge to HR professionals as it adversely affects the interpersonal effectiveness. Data obtained from 40 operators at the shop floor and 40 managerial staff of private enterprise which involves in manufacturing casting steels on two key factors-organizational culture and organizational commitment revealed that the operator category tend to exhibit high scores, sigmnificantly in the following dimensions of Organizational Culture viz confrontation, trust,authority,proaction and collaboration than the managerial staff Similarly, the operators tend to have high levels of affective, continuance and normative commitment than the managerial staff As the low levels operator category of employees, contrary to expectation, exhibit more organizational commitment and organizational culture than the managerial staff, the implications for designing suitable training interventions targeting at managerial staff are suggested.

Keywords


Organizational Culture, Organizational Commitment, Executives, Operatives.