Accession Number : AD0760326

Title :   Organic and Mechanistic Organizational Climates and the Contingency Model.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Csoka,Louis S.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A study of 52 army mess halls tested the effects of organizational climate on group performance. The study showed that the mechanistic-organic dimension of the army company, the parent organization, moderates the relationship between leadership motivation (measured by the Least-Preferred Coworker (LPC) score) and the effectiveness of the mess hall, a subordinate unit. The study supported the hypothesis that the organic-mechanistic dimension was conceptually related to the situational favorableness dimension of Fiedler's Contingency Model, and that relationship-motivated (high LPC) leaders perform best in organizations which have an organic climate while task-motivated (low LPC) leaders function best in mechanistic climates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, ARMY PERSONNEL), (*MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS), MOTIVATION, LEADERSHIP, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE