The impact of organizational pride on the experienced meaningfulness of work for blue collar jobs. A qualitative study about the proudness of employees towards the organization and its effects on the experienced meaningfulness of work for blue collar jobs.
Meaningful work is a topic that becomes more and more relevant for organizations and employees. Organizations are not only interested in making new employees enthusiastic to come work for the organization, but also to keep employees in the organization. The job that employees do must be more than just a job, the job must be experienced as meaningful. Existing literature argues the positive benefits of meaningful work, but gives no insights about in what way the thoughts and opinions of the employees about aspects in the organization can influence the experienced meaningfulness of work. This research studies a possible new source for experiencing meaningfulness of work. This source is organizational pride. This research studies the impact of organizational pride on experienced meaningfulness of work for employees. In other words, in what way does the pride, of blue collar job’s workers, have an impact on the experienced meaningfulness of work. A qualitative study was hold among employees with blue collar jobs at Mars department Veghel. The analysis of the collected data answered the research question ‘What is the impact of organizational pride on the experienced meaningfulness of work for workers with blue collar jobs at Mars department Veghel? Keywords: experienced meaningfulness of work, organizational pride, blue collar jobs, mechanisms of meaning, Mars department Veghel.
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