RSM260Essay - The Link Between Coworker Relationships and...

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The Link Between Coworker Relationships and Job Satisfaction Prof. Radie RSM260 - L0301 - Group 3 December 2, 2015 Alexander Gabinet-Equihua (999583909), Tai Fu ( 1000835929 ), Shin Rung Hao ( 1000085579 ), Avis Lee ( 1001570141 ), Yanjun Liu ( 1001544199 ), Ian Lu (), Anika Saheli (1001484672), Edwin Tang (1001389455) TABLE OF CONTENTS I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY II. INTRODUCTION
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III. METHOD a. Description of sample b. Description of measures c. Description of data collection procedure IV. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS a. Quality of coworker relationship and job satisfaction b. Length of coworker relationship and job satisfaction c. Communication and job satisfaction d. Perceptions of trust and competence and job satisfaction V. DISCUSSION a. Findings b. Recommendations i. Team-based projects ii. Procedures to handle disagreements iii. Social events outside of work VI. CONCLUSION a. Limitations b. Alternative explanations c. Other methods d. Summary of research VII. FIGURES VIII. APPENDIX A - QUESTIONNAIRES IX. APPENDIX B - TABLES X. WORKS CITED
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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between different aspects of an individual’s coworker relationships and their overall job satisfaction. It was hypothesized that good coworker relationships would be positively correlated to job satisfaction. An online survey consisting of thirty questions was distributed to forty-three members of Hart House Investment Club, of whom twenty-five responded. Data was collected on the strength of coworker relationships, the length of coworker relationships, the degree of communication between workers, trust between workers, and job satisfaction. Results were analyzed using multiple regression, and as hypothesized, healthy coworker relationships were positively correlated with higher job satisfaction. Higher perceived job satisfaction is important to the effectiveness of any organization as it contributes to lower absenteeism and higher commitment. As a result, we recommend that student leaders implement programs to foster stronger coworker relationships in order to increase job satisfaction in their respective organizations. II. INTRODUCTION
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Many organizations fail to understand the importance of coworker relationships and their link to job satisfaction, and thus face many difficulties in the work environment. Coworkers are individuals with whom employees must interact on a daily basis. Most individuals work better with people with whom they get along because they are aware of one another’s strengths and weaknesses. Coworkers who have established a good relationship communicate more directly, which has a strong impact on their job satisfaction. Job satisfaction consists of the collective attitudes that employees have towards their job. Studies have indicated that increasing job satisfaction reduces absenteeism and turnover intentions, as well as increases overall job performance and the likelihood of organizational citizenship behaviours (Lawler & Porter, 1967).
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