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Organisational ethics context factors in a public energy utility company: A millennial view

Acta Commercii

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Title Organisational ethics context factors in a public energy utility company: A millennial view
Creator Matabologa, Reneilwe M. Flotman, Aden-Paul
Subject Psychology; Industrial and organisational psychology; Sociology co-worker; cohesion; ethical climate, ethical leadership; millennials; organisational culture; organisational justice
Description Orientation: Millennials have become the largest age cohort in the modern world of work. Understanding the phenomenological experiences of millennials may be the key to facilitating more ethical organisational cultures.Research purpose: The aim of this article is to explore the lived, working experiences of millennials’ organisational ethics contexts factors as predisposed by ethical leadership in an organisation in the energy sector.Motivation for the study: An extensive body of research exists concerning the statistical relationship between ethical leadership, ethical culture, and workplace ethics climates. However, less explored is qualitative studies regarding millennials’ work experiences of organisational ethics context factors.Research design, approach and method: A qualitative research design was selected. Purposive and convenience sampling were utilised. The sample included eight millennials, and face-to-face interviews were used for data collection. Data were analysed by means of content analysis.Main findings: The findings suggest an ambivalent and paradoxical split in how millennials experience the ethical context factors in the participating organisation.Practical and managerial implications: The study has implications for the type of leadership styles that should be considered when engaging with millennials. Top human resource management could use the results to create a working environment that actively fosters psychological attachment, satisfaction, and boosts employee commitment.Contribution or value added: Expanding and enhancing the comprehension of how ethical leadership contributes to the theory of ethical leadership in the work context.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor n/a
Date 2024-03-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey/Interview
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ac.v24i1.1200
Source Acta Commercii; Vol 24, No 1 (2024); 9 pages 1684-1999 2413-1903
Language eng
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