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Organisational energy and individual well-being

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. E.N. Barkhuizen Prof. K.J. Stanz en
dc.contributor.author Derman, Lynne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-19T06:40:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-19T06:40:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-19T06:40:52Z
dc.date.submitted 2008-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2550
dc.description Ph.D. en
dc.description.abstract Many organizations, struggling to keep up with the unrelenting pace of change and extreme competitive pressure, seek to adopt the latest technique or tool in order to improve their bottom line. It may be that the way we view the individual and the organization needs to change, and the dynamic, neverending pattern of interaction recognized. As early as 1968, Schneider and Bartlett mentioned the need to examine the relationship between the individual and the organization. Integration of phenomena at the individual and organizational levels moves the analysis of organizations away from the static, structural qualities towards a more dynamic process (Pettigrew & Fenton, 2000; Moran & Volkwein, 1992). This perspective facilitates the study of energy. Energy runs through everything. Individuals have energy, and that energy is emanated by their very presence, their emotions, thoughts and ii actions (Tosey, 1994). Energies ebb and flow in an organization in accordance with the intentions of the employees of that organization (Smith & Tosey, 1999). Research shows that organizational climate has an impact on the individuals’ vigour (well-being) and this in turn impacts on various factors including the individuals’ performance and thereby organizational effectiveness. What has not been subjected to empirical study is the concept of organizational energy. Nor has the relationship between organizational energy and individual well-being been studied. This study will attempt to address this gap in knowledge. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Organizational behavior en
dc.subject Organizational change en
dc.title Organisational energy and individual well-being en
dc.type Thesis en


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