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dc.contributor.authorTheissen, Christineen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:15:34Z
dc.date.copyright2004-11en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationTheissen, C. (2004, November). The impact of organisational restructuring on employee commitment at the Otago Polytechnic (Thesis). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1440en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1440
dc.description.abstractThis report presents results from a study of employee commitment at the Otago Polytechnic following a major organisational restructuring and downsizing exercise that commenced in October 2003 and concluded in December of the same year. One hundred and fifty academic and non-academic staff in restructured and nonrestructured positions were randomly selected to complete a quantitative and short answer questionnaire designed to gauge their perception of the restructuring process and its impact on their commitment to the organisation. The relationship between survivor syndrome, organisational commitment and the psychological contract was analysed. Findings indicate a clear association between the presence of symptoms of survivor sickness and a damaged psychological contract, which collectively and individually show a significant negative impact on the level of commitment staff now feel towards their organisation. The analysis also shows a significant difference between the levels of commitment felt by academic staff when compared with non-academics and between staff in restructured positions when compared with staff in positions that were not restructured. This report discusses the potential implications for the Otago Polytechnic in light of these findings and offers suggestions for improving staff commitment levels both during and following a restructuring exercise.en_NZ
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dc.subjectemployee commitmenten_NZ
dc.subjectOtago Polytechnicen_NZ
dc.subjectOctober 2003en_NZ
dc.subjectrestructureden_NZ
dc.subjectsurvivor syndromeen_NZ
dc.subjectorganisational commitmenten_NZ
dc.subjectpsychological contracten_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF Commerceen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF5601 Accountingen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshH Social Sciences (General)en_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD Industries. Land use. Laboren_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHD61 Risk Managementen_NZ
dc.titleThe impact of organisational restructuring on employee commitment at the Otago Polytechnicen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages91en_NZ
otago.date.accession2006-12-12en_NZ
otago.schoolManagementen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters Thesesen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.eprints506en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsManagementen_NZ
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