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A measure of 'high commitment organisation' performance values in sport management professionals and sport organisations

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posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ann Lawrence, Paul TurnerPaul Turner
Many organizations have realized the growing importance of adopting a 'High Commitment Organization' (HCO) approach with a focus on shared values to assist them in meeting their competitive challenges. A survey questionnaire based on the McDonald and Gandz (1992) list of values, employing confirmatory and principal components analyses was used to create scales to (a) explore the importance the sport management professional placed on those values, (b) explore the individual's perception of the importance placed on those values by their employing organization, (c) to compare these hierarchies with the values of the HCO, and (d) to measure the extent of value congruence. Three clear sets of values emerged: Development / Adhocracy (D/A) Values, Humanistic / Clan (H/C) Values and Conformity / Hierarchy (C/H) Values. Findings indicate significant differences between sport management professionals' values and those of their organizations. Employees placed higher importance on (D/A) and (H/C) Values than their organizations, while Sport organizations placed higher importance on (C/H) Values than their employees. There is stronger support by individuals than organizations for the values underpinning the HCO approach. These levels of individual - organizational value incongruence have implications for individual job satisfaction, motivation and organizational effectiveness.

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Title of proceedings

Work values and behaviour in an era of transformation : the 8th Bi-annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values 24-27th June 2002 Warsaw

Event

International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values. Conference (8th : 2002 : Warsaw, Poland)

Pagination

263 - 269

Publisher

Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Place of publication

Lodz, Poland

Start date

2002-06-24

End date

2002-06-27

ISBN-13

9788387814564

ISBN-10

8387814563

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Sagies, M Stasiak

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