The Effect of Commuting Distance on Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior The Effect of Commuting Distance on Organizational Behavior

Roopesh Donde

Organization Behaviour

Commuting Distance and Employees
Even as there are many things a person accomplishes in his professional life every individual has a rough idea of the checklist he/she wants for himself at work. Getting a good job, in the desired organization, a good profile that suits your skills, a good growth prospect, and the earnings. While searching for the perfect job employees wish to check off almost all the items on the check list without ever realizing many other factors which crop up later on. One of those contributing factors is the commuting distance i.e. distance from the home of an individual to the work location. Commuting distances have an impact on both staff loyalty, and their attitudes to working flexibly. In taking up a new job, very few people give thought to the length of time it might take to get to the place of work each day. The thought of driving long distances to the place of work or good accessible public transport does not come to mind either. The distances that the employees cover during the journeys between their home and workplace make daily commuting unfeasible. On-site accommodation and compact work-schedules characterise workers’ everyday experience on duty, while long resting periods at home after the end of each work turn act as highly regarded rewards. The question we have to ask ourselves is that do short distance commuters prove to be better at work and have more job satisfaction than long distance commuters? Do people that travel from long distances hamper the performance of the overall team and are difficult to manage? Is the concept of job satisfaction and productivity of the organization influenced by Commuting distance? Do organizations need special care in terms of the Location preferences of the employees?

Organization Behaviour

Present day situation of commuting distance in India
It's not just the cars, buses, trucks, auto-rickshaws, scooters, bicycles or even bullock carts-it's the people, as well. India has more truly congested cities than any other nation, which is not surprising, since it is also the world's second-most populous country, after China. The world's most congested city happens to lie near India. Malé in the Maldives, southwest of the sub-continent, has some 48,007 citizens per square kilometre, not far ahead of its closest rival, Cairo. In nearly every case, urban congestion translates into traffic congestion. And India has its share--and then some. India is a nation of 1.1 billion people, with an overall density of 336 people per square kilometre. If we examine the state of the metropolitan cities in India most of them have a very have high congestion ratio as per the Global Mass Transit analysis. The city of Pune holds the pole position in the public transport accessibility index (3.15), while Delhi and Mumbai are the most congested cities in India, with a value 0.47 on the congestion index. City Public transport accessibility index Service accessibility index (per cent of work trips accessible in 15 minutes) 94.12 73.47 76.84 85.68 77.00 93.27 31.72 83.13 43.68 56.00 68.85 54.00 69.50 57.30 45.00 57.30 48.00 46.00 34.45 51.00 42.86 53.95 54.35 21.54 6.08 12.00 13.00 16.36 14.00 17.00 Congestion index Walk ability index City bus transpor t supply index Safety index Slowmoving vehicle index

Gangtok Panaji Shimla Pondicherry Bikaner Raipur Bhubaneswar Chandigarh HubliDharward Guwahati Amritsar Trivandrum Madurai Agra Bhopal Kochi Patna Varanasi Nagpur Jaipur Kanpur Surat Pune Ahmedabad Hyderabad Chennai Bangalore Delhi Kolkata Mumbai

0.00 0.88 0.70 2.12 0.00 0.00 1.27 1.64 0.97 1.22 0.00 1.71 2.13 0.00 0.95 1.47 0.00 0.00 1.06 1.38 0.71 0.00 3.15 2.49 1.62 1.38 1.01 1.09 1.12 1.34

0.21 0.07 0.13 0.20 0.20 0.30 0.33 0.00 0.23 0.33 0.20 0.23 0.10 0.07 0.20 0.17 0.23 0.41 0.30 0.30 0.33 0.31 0.20 0.30 0.37 0.37 0.40 0.47 0.40 0.47...
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