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Title: Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Solar Energy Research Institute

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad simple of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. All data from the OCS is presented in group summaries, by division, supervisory level, and staff classification. Statistically significant differences between groups are identified and discussed. The most notable finding which emerges from the OCA conducted at SERI is that it is a very homogeneous organization as indicatedmore » by the few statistically significant differences found between divisions/offices, staff classifications, and supervisory levels. The results also indicate SERI to be an organization which places a large amount of emphasis on those behaviors which are considered constructive'' (i.e., Humanistic-Encouraging, Affiliative, Achievement, Self-Actualizing) and, although to a lesser extent, on those behaviors which could be regarded as passive/defensive'' (i.e., Approval, Conventional, Dependent, Avoidance). 9 refs., 11 figs., 6 tabs.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5217665
Report Number(s):
DOE/EH-0208P; BNL--46530
ON: DE91018649
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; HUMAN FACTORS; INVENTORIES; PUBLIC OPINION; SURVEYS; PERSONNEL; COMMUNICATIONS; WORKING CONDITIONS; COMPILED DATA; EVALUATED DATA; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS; SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE; DATA; INFORMATION; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS 990100* -- Management