The upside of organizational death: Investigating change in productivity, efficiency, performance, motivation, and psychological climate during plant closure
(English)In: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, ISSN 0963-1798Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
This longitudinal study examined qualitative change in productivity, efficiency, as well as blue-collar and white-collar workers‟ performance, motivation, and psychological climate. The results showed that productivity and efficiency improved throughout the years (T1: Dec-05 and T2: Nov-07), indicating that there was a Closedown effect present. Repeated measures showed that there was a main effect of time in all the performance, motivation and climate variables. Both quantitative and qualitative role overload, together with job involvement, decreased over time, while all the other variables increased. There were also main effects of collar, whereas white-collar workers perceived higher job autonomy, lower levels of qualitative role overload and higher levels of managerial support. No effects of collar were found in the motivational or performance variables. Lastly, no significant interaction effects were found.
organizational death, closure, productivity, psychological climate, motivation, performance
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-43598OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-43598DiVA: diva2:358553