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Moderating Factors In Participative Management
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A most serious challenge facing American business and industry today is finding how we can improve the effectiveness of our organizations and become more competitive, particularly in relation to Japan. "Improving productivity" has become the clarion call throughout the country, and enhancing organizational effectiveness is currently the overriding mission of many companies; some observers have even referred to it as a "corporate obsession." In this connection, U.S. companies have become intrigued with supposed Japanese management styles and practices, and it has become quite fashionable to study and ...
A longitudinal design was used to test an expanded model of Kanter's (1977) work empowerment theory in a random sample of 192 staff nurses. Kanter argues that work environments that provide access to information, support, resources and opportunity to learn and develop are empowering and influence employee work attitudes and organizational effectiveness. A model linking the effects of structural and psychological empowerment at one point in time to nurses' reports of burnout three years later was tested. The Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire-II, Spreitzer's ... Read More