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An Investigation into the Relationship Between Organisational Adaptability and Employee Commitment in Different Organisational Departments in an Irish Manufacturing Organisation

Halligan, Kelly (2021) An Investigation into the Relationship Between Organisational Adaptability and Employee Commitment in Different Organisational Departments in an Irish Manufacturing Organisation. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The principal purpose of this research study is to investigate if there is a relationship between organisational adaptability and employee commitment within an Irish manufacturing organisation. The principal investigator believes that organisational adaptability may have an impact on employee commitment levels. Employee commitment is believed to be important in securing highly skilled employees, reducing staff turnover, and placing an organisation in a prime position within the competitive business environment.

Past research and literature which investigates organisational adaptability and employee commitment relevant to this current research is examined. A vital aspect of this research is the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is not important for its research input as this is a unique period and little research has been conducted however this unique period has provided a multitude of research opportunities.

The participants of this research consisted of N=34, which were a mix of production and office-based workers within an Irish manufacturing organisation within the midlands. Organisational adaptability was rated on a scale of 1-5 and employee commitment was measured by participants completing the TCM Employee Commitment Survey. Numerous statistical analyses were run to analyse the obtained data including two Pearson correlation coefficient, a linear regression analyses and an independent samples t-test. Results indicated that there was no statistically significant relationship between organisational adaptability and employee commitment within this organisation. The null hypothesis was accepted however the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a valuable research opportunity irrespective of the investigation results. This opportunity was utilized to investigate the potential implications of organisational adaptability on employee commitment.

The research limitations and the potential of a type two error may have impacted these results. Further limitations are also explored, and further research in relation to these
variables are recommended.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Manufacturing Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 12:29
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 13:17
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5315

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