Discovering Theory of Organizational Indifference: A Grounded Theory Strategy

Fard, Hasan Danaee; Eslami, Azar
February 2010
European Journal of Scientific Research;Feb2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p450
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study is to shape an organizational indifference theory through inductive approach based on data collected from interviewees in Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS).By using grounded theory for collecting the data, we theorize the process of shaping organizational indifference. "In this theory, the "organizational ignorance to the staff" is the central phenomenon; "managerial carelessness" is causal conditionS. The manifestation of central phenomenon expressed in a set of actions and interactions, which is referred to "poisoning the organizational atmosphere". On the other hand, either job unhealthiness (context conditions) or inter- organizational elements (intervening conditions) will stabilize and expand such a poisoning. The main consequence of this phenomenon is "organizational indifference" leading to avoiding to accept responsibility, relative compatibility with the disordered system, wasting time, job ignorance, passiveness, lack of creativity, job un-willingness, slow working, organizational loath, and readiness to give up the job and leave the organization. These conditions cause the individual to leave the organization, and in case she/he has to stay (compulsory), the person would have no sense of belongingness to the organization.


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