Social purpose in an organization from the perspective of an employee. A self-determination outlook on the meaning of work
Marta Roczniewska , Malwina Puchalska-Kamińska , Agnieszka Łądka-Barańska
AbstractObjective: Advancing social purpose in organizations is usually studied from the macro perspective, i.e., how it benefits organizational business goals or society more broadly. In this paper, we focus on social purpose from the perspective of the employee and propose that advancing social purpose in an organization allows individuals to fulfil an important human need for the meaning of work (MW). This study’s objective was to assess whether a volunteering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in a manufacturing company allows employees to fulfil their basic psychological needs for relatedness, competence, and autonomy. The data was collected through in-depth interviews with 15 employees and an analysis of artifacts. Results: In the analysis, three main themes describing different aspects of voluntary work at the company were identified. We found that across all groups of interviewed employees the voluntary activities served the needs of (1) relatedness, (2) competence, and (3) autonomy. We conclude that CSR programs have th
|Journal series||BMC Research Notes, ISSN 1756-0500, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Corporate social responsibility, Meaning of work, Self-determination theory, Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness, Case study, Employee volunteering|
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