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Perceived work climate and employee performance in public security organizations in the UAE

Perceived work climate and employee performance in public security organizations in the UAE Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential relationships between perceived work climate and work performance in security organizations. Furthermore, the relationship of various factors related to work climate and work performance are studied and investigated. Design/methodology/approach – The data was collected from a public security organization in the UAE. Using a self‐managed questionnaire, a sample of 500 full‐time employees was surveyed – randomly selected from top, middle and lower level of management. Findings – The results show that organizational climate and its components significantly predict work performance and its factors. Practical implications – The theoretical and managerial implications of the findings are discussed in the paper, together with some recommendations for managing work climate and performance in security organizations. Originality/value – The paper examines the links between climate and performance for the first time in public security organizations in the UAE and the Arabic context. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy Emerald Publishing

Perceived work climate and employee performance in public security organizations in the UAE

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1750-6166
DOI
10.1108/TG-03-2012-0001
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential relationships between perceived work climate and work performance in security organizations. Furthermore, the relationship of various factors related to work climate and work performance are studied and investigated. Design/methodology/approach – The data was collected from a public security organization in the UAE. Using a self‐managed questionnaire, a sample of 500 full‐time employees was surveyed – randomly selected from top, middle and lower level of management. Findings – The results show that organizational climate and its components significantly predict work performance and its factors. Practical implications – The theoretical and managerial implications of the findings are discussed in the paper, together with some recommendations for managing work climate and performance in security organizations. Originality/value – The paper examines the links between climate and performance for the first time in public security organizations in the UAE and the Arabic context.

Journal

Transforming Government: People, Process and PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 26, 2013

Keywords: Work climate; Communication climate; Work skills; Work performance; Work enthusiasm; Innovation; Communication; United Arab Emirates

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