Acta Oeconomica Pragensia
Acta Oeconomica Pragensia
Acta Oeconomica Pragensia
Journal of Central and Eastern European Economic and Management Issues

Acta Oeconomica Pragensia 2010/6

Impact of Work Culture on Motivation and Performance Level of Employees in Private Sector Companies


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Smrita Sinha, Ajay Kr. Singh, Nisha Gupta, Rajul Dutt

Work culture has the potential to enhance managerial performance. The objective of the present study is to examine the dominant work culture prevalent in the two private sector manufacturing organizations X and Y and to study its impact on the contextual performance and motivation level of the employees at the middle management level. The statistical tools used to test the hypothesis were the mean, standard deviation, t-test, correlation, one-way ANOVA, and regression. The findings show that the technocratic culture has the strongest partial correlation or the purest relationship with role motivation. Through a regression analysis, the technocratic culture emerges as a strong predictor of motivation while the entrepreneurial culture as a strong predictor for performance. The findings imply that when individuals are satisfied with their roles and feel that their supervisor or leader provides them with support, their contextual performance is expected to increase.

Keywords: autocratic culture, bureaucratic culture, contextual performance, dominant culture, entrepreneurial culture, role motivation, technocratic culture, Work culture

JEL Classification: D2, J24, O15


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