HEALTHY ORGANIZATIONAL ENVIRONMENT ENHANCES EMPLOYEES’ PRODUCTIVITY: AN EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE TO CLASSICAL CONCEPT
The concept that a worker-friendly environment in any organization helps its employees to perform better, is anold classical concepts. Various researchers have tried to find out different characteristics of worker-friendly environment. This research is not to explore any new attributes but to test this old concept in today’s apparently stressful environment of multinational companies in Pakistan. To make this study simple, only four mostly discussed variables are studied which are, open door policy, entertainment facilities, work life balance, workforce diversity and their impact on employee productivity is analyzed. Out of four independent variables, two relate to management strategy and two are related to the dealing with employees. With the help of a close-ended structured questionnaire the data, using various communication means, was collected from 212 mid and junior-level mangers working in the stressful environment of multinational organizations. The primary data so collected was statistically analyzed to see the strength and significance of predictors. The two variables named opendoor policy and entertainment facilities emerged as strong predictors of employees’ productivity. Open-door policy apparently is one of the operational strategy designed by higher management but since it directly relates to employees, so it is proved that the more the policies are worker friendly the better it is to boost and enhance workers’ productivity. This analysis implies that in a stressful working environment, big organization should make the environment more workers-friendly to make them more productive.
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