Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction (by the Employees)

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A Study on Organizational Culture and Its Relationship with Job Satisfaction in Manufacturing and Information Technology Sectors

Dr. Koteswara Rao, Dr. P.T.Srinivasan and S.George

Dr.P.K.Kotewara Rao is a senior executive in Southern Railway

Dr.P.T.Srinivasan, professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Madras

S.George, doctoral research scholar in Management, university of Madras


Organizational culture has a significant effect on how employees view their organizational responsibilities and their job satisfaction. With increasing globalization, a greater knowledge of organizational culture and its effect in non-western cultures can be beneficial for practicing leaders and decision makers. This study explores the association between organizational cultural values and employee satisfaction in manufacturing and Information Technology companies in India. Surveys were distributed to 4 manufacturing companies and 4 IT companies. The sample size was 461. Significant findings are: (1) Organizational culture differs in terms of the mean scores of its dimensions between manufacturing and the sectors. (2) Employee job satisfaction differes between manufacturing and IT sectors, and the level of job satisfaction is high among employees in the IT sector compared to their counterparts in the manufacturing sector. (3) Dimensions of organizational culture explain significantly the variance in job satisfaction of employees in both manufacturing and IT sectors. INTRODUCTION

Organizational culture has been perceived to have greater impact on a range of organizationally and individually desired outcomes (Jill L. Mckinnon,et all, 2003). Fortune conducted a survey on the most admired companies and it has indicated that the CEO respondents believed that corporate culture was their most important lever in enhancing key capability (Anonymous, 1998). Research scholars have considered from earlier period onwards that...
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