Organizational identity – i.e. the employees’ shared perception about their organization’s central, distinctive, and enduring qualities – has important effects on employee well-being. Specifically, business organizations are characterized by an instrumental organizational identity, which intends organizational effectiveness as shareholders’ value maximization; this identity, in some cases, coexists with a normative organizational identity, which intends organizational effectiveness as stakeholders’ value maximization. The paper, based on a survey on a sample of 185 HR managers and professionals in 8 European countries developed in collaboration with the leading European HR Professional Association, empirically analyzes the effects of this coexistence on employees’ psychological well-being, focusing on emotional exhaustion. The extant literature has explored organizational identity mostly by looking at its association with well-being dimensions different from psychological well-being. . Valuing the idea that employee well-being is multidimensional construct, our results extend extant literature on the effects of normative organizational identity on employees’ well-being. Specific practical implications of the findings are presented, based on the idea that a normative organizational identity constitutes, within business organizations, not only a resource which have positive effects on certain well-being dimensions such as job satisfaction or engagement (which previous literature has shown), but also new demands which could undermine employee psychological well-being.

Psychological well-being of employees working for business organizations with a normative organizational identity / M. Guerci, F. De Battisti, E. Siletti, V. Nedkowski. - In: STUDI ORGANIZZATIVI. - ISSN 1972-4969. - 2:(2021), pp. 145-167. [10.3280/SO2021-002006]

Psychological well-being of employees working for business organizations with a normative organizational identity

M. Guerci
Primo
;
F. De Battisti
Secondo
;
E. Siletti
Penultimo
;
2021

Abstract

Organizational identity – i.e. the employees’ shared perception about their organization’s central, distinctive, and enduring qualities – has important effects on employee well-being. Specifically, business organizations are characterized by an instrumental organizational identity, which intends organizational effectiveness as shareholders’ value maximization; this identity, in some cases, coexists with a normative organizational identity, which intends organizational effectiveness as stakeholders’ value maximization. The paper, based on a survey on a sample of 185 HR managers and professionals in 8 European countries developed in collaboration with the leading European HR Professional Association, empirically analyzes the effects of this coexistence on employees’ psychological well-being, focusing on emotional exhaustion. The extant literature has explored organizational identity mostly by looking at its association with well-being dimensions different from psychological well-being. . Valuing the idea that employee well-being is multidimensional construct, our results extend extant literature on the effects of normative organizational identity on employees’ well-being. Specific practical implications of the findings are presented, based on the idea that a normative organizational identity constitutes, within business organizations, not only a resource which have positive effects on certain well-being dimensions such as job satisfaction or engagement (which previous literature has shown), but also new demands which could undermine employee psychological well-being.
Organizational Identity; Organizational Effectiveness; Emotional Exhaustion; Corporate Social Responsibility; Environmental Management; Business Ethics
Settore SECS-P/10 - Organizzazione Aziendale
Settore SECS-S/01 - Statistica
Settore SECS-S/05 - Statistica Sociale
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