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Measuring the effects of an organisational development intervention on the psychological contracts of senior managers within an evolving healthcare setting

Higham, Moya (2011) Measuring the effects of an organisational development intervention on the psychological contracts of senior managers within an evolving healthcare setting. Manchester Metropolitan University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study investigated the effect of a training (Organisational Development) intervention on a group of senior managers in an NHS Trust that provides mental health services in the northwest. The group undertook Resilience training, the effect of the training was measured and the results compared with a separate group of managers (control group) where a training intervention had not taken place. The study used a questionnaire that was administered to both groups of managers at two time points: firstly before the OD intervention and secondly one month after the intervention. The study examined the effects of the OD intervention on the psychological contract, in terms of employees’ attitudes to: job satisfaction, organisational commitment, sense of job security and perception of pressure at work. It also explored how behavioural consequences were influenced, such as motivation and the intention to remain at, or leave, the organisation. Results indicated that there was there were no measurable changes in the psychological contract of senior managers as a result of the Organisational Development intervention. This could be attributable to the radical change that the NHS is undergoing and the small sample size that statistically could have diminished the power of analysis.

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