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TitleThe impact of a merger on the motivational levels and organisational culture of amalgamated beverage industries employees in country region
AuthorDe Sousa, Vanessa Alexandre
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State
SubjectConsolidation and merger of corporations - Management
SubjectConsolidation and merger of corporations - Planning
SubjectOrganizational behavior
SubjectCorporate culture
SubjectPersonnel management
SubjectEmployee motivation
SubjectDissertations, academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
Format2078636 bytes
AbstractThesis (M. Tech.) -- Central University of Technology, Free State, 2006
AbstractIn today’s dynamic and uncertain business environment, employees are required to work together to achieve a common goal. An organisation cannot survive without a highly motivated and progressive workforce. Management need to be highly innovative and adaptive, to survive the intensity of competition and change. This study is based on the conviction that enhancing and sustaining employee motivation is a manager’s major function. In effect, management need to create and maintain a culture that fosters motivation, and determine whether employees are culturally adaptable, when two established cultures merge as one. Against this background, the focus fell on attaining optimum performance and a culture that evokes a spirit of co-operation and is conducive to motivating employees to work willingly and effectively. The Amalgamated Beverage Industry was selected for the purpose of this study. The perceptions and opinions of management and that of the lower level employees were examined to determine the impact on the work motivational levels and organiastional culture within Country Region employees. A probable influence was also given on the possible factors contributing to the maintained level of organisational culture and the high motivational levels within ABI. Attention was also focused on culture change and its possible impact on employees.
PublisherBloemfontein : Central University of Technology, Free State