MEASUREMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CASE STUDY OF 5 MUNICIPALITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Sabahudin Jašarević ; Džeraldina Miličević ; Safet Brdarević ; Samir Lemeš (2017)
  • Publisher:  Center for Quality, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Journal: International Journal for Quality Research (issn: 1800-6450, eissn: 1800-7473)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.18421/IJQR11.03-11
  • Subject: public administration | organizational culture | measurement | Management. Industrial management | HD28-70

Public administration is classified into a specific organizational form that follows the development of all civilizations. Today, more than ever, we deal with creating a new model of public administration. The reform of public administration intends to achieve the model adjusted to the needs of society, based on lawful solutions, and real conditions. The EU integration process puts a pressure on public administration to deliver better service, with more and more demands to increase the skills of employees, to make performance of duties and tasks more effective, adhering to the principles of good governance. This paper presents a study of administrative body's organizational culture, based on the selected standpoint that the organizational culture is defined as a set of values, norms and beliefs in which the servants in administrative body share the same opinion. This brought ten characteristic values that can be shaped into the mission of observed local self-government (public administration) unit. We tried to estimate through this research how civil servants perceive these ten values, and whether they like it or not.
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