How an organisation’s values develop a better climate which contributes to more useful organisational citizenship behaviours | The Oxford Review - OR Briefings

How an organisation’s values develop a better climate which contributes to more useful organisational citizenship behaviours

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Keywords: organisational climate, organisational citizenship behaviours, organisational performance, commitment, empowerment, paradox, organisational values

Research in recent years has found that positive organisational citizenship behaviours or OCB’s are a significant predictor of organisational performance. Further, it has been found that a number of important factors within the organisational work environment are critical for creating the conditions that bring about organisational citizenship behaviours. One important factor in producing good organisational citizenship behaviours has been found to be the organisational climate.

A new study by a team of researchers from a number of universities in America and China looked more closely at the relationship between organisational climate and OCBs to see if they could find what factors within the organisational climate would predict good OCBs. In particular, the researchers looked at the role of organisational values in this relationship.

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