Accession Number:

ADA458197

Title:

Survey of Programs Designed to Improve Employee Morale in Seven Major American Shipyards

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Since the 1980s, American businesses have been influenced by propositions that poor morale equates to diminished productivity or that good or positive morale means increased productivity. One hypothesis was Quality of Work Life QWL. QWLs focus was on worker job satisfaction. By the mid 1980s the QWL influence had evolved into Employee Involvement EI. Underlying EI was the notion that the extent to which the worker becomes involved in the decisions that affect his work and his work life has a direct positive correlation to his job satisfaction and therefore his productivity. This study is purposely limited to those employee morale improvement programs which were designed to improve productivity and which in the opinion of management did, in fact, cause an increase in productivity whether or not that increase in productivity is quantifiable.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE