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Work. 2009;33(1):53-8. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2009-0843.

Goal clarity as an instrument for improved organizational wellbeing in the Church of Sweden.

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Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section for Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. ann-sophie.hansson@pubcare.uu.se

Abstract

Lack of goal clarity is known to have negative effects on organizational as well as individual wellbeing. This study assesses effects of goal clarity on organizational wellbeing in the Church of Sweden. Data was based on questionnaires from a random sample of 501 parishes and 1002 individuals from the upper parish management. The response rate was 62%. The results showed significantly more positive experiences of effects of goal clarity on organizational wellbeing for those having former experience with of this type of work and among those representing larger parishes. Older employees reported a higher degree of engagement in the work while younger employees expressed a higher degree of influence. The results suggest that work with goal clarity has a positive impact on organizational wellbeing, which in turn is expected to have positive effects on employee wellbeing. Further research is required to examine the relationships between goal clarity work and organizational as well as individual wellbeing.

PMID:
19597285
DOI:
10.3233/WOR-2009-0843
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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