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Organizational energy: an empirical study in Indian R&D laboratories

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Abstract:

Analyzing the way organizations function and the processes that operate within these organizations is an important managerial responsibility. We have adopted a people–oriented approach called organizational energy to develop a simple process for diagnosing the level of satisfaction of scientists working in R&D laboratories. Psychic energy as reflected in different work activities in an organization is manifested in energy generating and energy draining activities that can be reduced to an energy count. The present study assesses the use of mental energy by scientific personnel working in three national laboratories in India with the objective of increasing the energy count for improving organizational effectiveness. We hope that the results can be used as the basis for initiating action to improve the motivation and utilization of scientists in India, to support the overall goal of self–reliance in science and technology.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9310.00271

Affiliations: 1: National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies  sunilkdhawan@yahoo.com 2: National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies  rsan58@yahoo.co.uk 3: National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies

Publication date: November 1, 2002

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