Project Director

Evans, Randy

Department Examiner

Roundy, Philip; Allen, Richard

Department

Dept. of Management

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Fun organizational cultures break the social constructs of the traditional work environment. Fun organizational cultures have been gaining popularity over the past couple decades. Since fun cultures are gaining attractiveness due to reports focused primarily on the positive aspects of fun cultures, this study examined if there were any unanticipated negative outcomes of a having a fun organizational culture. Qualitative data was pulled from interviews conducted with various members of fun organizational cultures. This study focused on negative outcomes primarily in three areas: productivity, work-life balance, and relationships among members in the organization. The findings in this study did not reveal consistent negative outcomes from having a fun organizational culture. However, the study did reveal reports on uncertainty from management and policies, discrimination against people who lack social skills, and entitled behavior toward perks provided by the employer.

IRB Number

#17-164

Degree

B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Date

5-2018

Subject

Organizational behavior; Organizational effectiveness; Work environment

Keyword

Organizational culture; Fun at work; Fun cultures; Socialization; Dysfunctions

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

Document Type

Theses

Extent

59 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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