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Adrian Chesnoiu

Proceedings of the INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, 2018, vol. 12, issue 1, 76-83

Abstract: In this article, the author aims to investigate, by qualitative techniques based on the administration of structured questionnaires, the efficiency of the working groups in the public and private organizational sectors. The influence of the group over the individual is so great in time that it generates a sui generis group reality that transcends individuals (i.e. the amount of the parts is not equal to the whole). For this reason, knowing the groups based on their efficiency is important because the efficiency of the individuals of a group does not necessarily ensue the efficiency of said group as a whole. Our qualitative research is comprised of two stages. During the first stage, within a pilot research, through a self-administered structured questionnaire, starting from the traditional group processes also encountered during the working groups, we asked 25 managers from both organizational environments (public and private) and at all authority levels (low-middle-top) to identify as many aspects from the professional life of the groups (processes, phenomena, activities) which have a direct impact on the efficiency of the working group.During the second stage of the research, we retained 12 aspects which the respondents identified as having a large impact on group efficiency and which were selected based on frequency. Based on them we drew up another 12-statement questionnaire which were administered to a number of 120 respondents for the purpose of our research. The conclusion is that the respondents in the private sector identify a higher level of efficiency in their working groups than those from the public sector, based on the scores given to those 12 assertions in the questionnaire.

Keywords: decision; decision maker; decision-making process; decision-making style; organisation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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