Professionalism as Organizational Culture: Initial steps in Change Management

Secapramana, Laurentia Verina Halim (2015) Professionalism as Organizational Culture: Initial steps in Change Management. In: the 7th International Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (AAICP), 25-27th of August 2015, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung. (Submitted)

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In the global era of highly dynamic and competitive, the organization should be ready with the changes that occur at any time, along with the rhythm of accelerating change and driven by advances technology. Fundamental strengths in the field of continuous productivity improvement, cost reduction, innovative, and efficient operation of the traditional ways are taken in order to compete. But this power is not enough, because to win the competition companies must focus not only on various operational strategies, but also on the strength of its human resources. Structuring the organization's culture is also required, given the magnitude of the influence exerted on human behavior that work in it. Rapid changes also force the organization to adjust its culture, by emphasizing professionalism as a key advantage, as motivation to achieve a certain standard that must be owned by any person to be effective. Professionalism was chosen to be the first step for organizational changes in accordance to the organization condition. This study is an action research in an organization, with the stages of the pre-assessment, assessment, and intervention, using the method of observation, interviews, focus group discussions, and training. Of the 119 employees who filled out a questionnaire on pre-assessment stage, 16 people in the section heads position were selected for the focus group discussion on the stage of assessment, up to a training session on the stage of the intervention. Quantitative analysis with Wilcoxon test indicates an increase conceptual understanding of professionalism as an organizational culture. Further interventions required to touch the affective aspect as well as the skills improvement, in order to form professionalism in the real sense.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: professionalism, organizational culture, change management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Verina Halim 188005
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 02:09
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 09:28

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