A Thematic Methodology Assessment of the Navy Acquisition Workforce
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The Navy Director of Acquisition Career Management is interested in an analysis of the four open-ended responses derived from the work environment climate assessment study on the Navy acquisition workforce (Gerbich, 2016). The main objective of this study is to explore the Navy's organizational climate and the issues overshadowing the Navy's acquisition retention effort, as well as to identify trends and patterns for managerial consideration and decision to future workforce development. The study used thematic analysis methodology to explore four open-ended responses concerning employee shared perception of job satisfaction, job characteristics, work conflict, and organizational justice. The study had a sample of 694 employees and received 1,407 responses. Inter-rater reliability checks were used to corroborate findings. The results of this study show that employee overall dissatisfaction in the work place is positively related to its organizational climate.
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