The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And The Organizational Culture

1992 WordsApr 28, 20168 Pages
The relationship between job satisfaction and the organizational culture, or workplace environment is discussed in the article by Tsai. Tsai defined organizational culture as “beliefs and values that have existed in an organization for a long time… that will influence … attitudes and behavior” (Tsai 2011). Tsai introduces the hypotheses that workplace culture, supervisor behavior, and job satisfaction are all interrelated. Culture was defined as the leadership behaviors and values that impact how employees will behave and reduce conflicts within the workforce and knowledge of job tasks. Tsai continued that leaders in organizational cultures must also maintain the culture through reinforcing appropriate behaviors at work using recognition. Leaders also impact job satisfaction and organizational culture through leadership styles, the style Tsai hypothesizes to be the most effective involved having open discourse between nurses and supervisors, and shared common work and social values with employees, or nurses in the study. To tests this Tsai sent out questionnaires to nurses in two separate hospitals in Taiwan to compare employee satisfaction, job tenure and the organizational culture. The results of the study indicated that there was a correlation between job satisfaction and supervisor behavior, especially when supervisors showed supportive and encouraging behaviors. The behaviors of supervisors also was shown to have an impact on the perceived organizational culture of the
Open Document