Organizational culture and effectiveness in parliaments : a case in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Ncume, Lebohang Sebastian (2018-03)

Thesis (MA)--Stellenbosch University, 2018.


ENGLISH SUMMARY : Using the Competitive Values Framework this thesis investigates organisational culture in the Gauteng Legislature. Chapter 1 reviews some factors that impact on organizational effectivity. Specific attention is paid to public-sector organizations. The Gauteng Legislature is chosen as a case study in this respect and relevant methodological information is given. Chapter 2 offers a literature overview on organisational culture, with special reference to the CVF. The four cultural types of this model are extensively discussed. Chapter 3 describes the case study and presents the results in graphic format. Chapter 4 draws conclusions. The dominant culture type in the Legislature is clearly hierarchical. It is argued than an Adhocratic style would benefit the Legislature better.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING : Op die basis van die Competitive Values Framework (CVF) ondersoek die tesis die organisasie kultuur van die Gauteng Wetgewer. Hoofstuk 1 bied ‘n oorsig oor sommige faktore wat organisatoriese doeltreffendheid bepaal. Spesifieke aandag word aan probleme rakende Staatsdiensorganisasies. Die Gauteng Wetgewer word gekies vir ‘n gevallestudie in hierdie verband en relevante metodologiese inligting word bespreek. Hoofstuk 2 bied ‘n literatuuroorsig met betrekking tot organisatoriese kultuur, met besondere verwysing na die CVF. Die vier kultuurtipes in die model word in besonderhede bespreek. Hoofstuk 3 sit die gevallestudie uiteen. Die resultate word in grafiese formaat aangebied. Hoofstuk 4 handel oor die gevolgtrekkings. Die Wetgewer se kultuur is duidelik hiërargies. Daar word geargumenteer ‘n Adhokratiese kultuurtipe meers sinvol is vir ‘n Wetgewer.

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