Organizational Energy: An Empirical Study in Indian R&D Laboratories

12 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2003

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Sunil K. Dhawan

National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS)

Santanu Roy

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics

Suresh Kumar

National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS)

Abstract

Analyzing the way organizations function and the processes that operate within these organizations is an important managerial responsibility. We have adopted a people-oriented approach called organizational energy to develop a simple process for diagnosing the level of satisfaction of scientists working in R&D laboratories. Psychic energy as reflected in different work activities in an organization is manifested in energy generating and energy draining activities that can be reduced to an energy count. The present study assesses the use of mental energy by scientific personnel working in three national laboratories in India with the objective of increasing the energy count for improving organizational effectiveness. We hope that the results can be used as the basis for initiating action to improve the motivation and utilization of scientists in India, to support the overall goal of self-reliance in science and technology.

Suggested Citation

Dhawan, Sunil K. and Roy, Santanu and Kumar, Suresh, Organizational Energy: An Empirical Study in Indian R&D Laboratories. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=342817

Sunil K. Dhawan (Contact Author)

National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS) ( email )

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India

Santanu Roy

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Dallas, TX 75275
United States

Suresh Kumar

National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS)

Pusa Gate
KS Krishnan Marg
New Delhi, 110012
India

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