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Happiness at work: a multi-criteria decision-making approach

Happiness at work: a multi-criteria decision-making approach Researchers have strived to identify the factors enhancing happiness at work (HAW), and the causal relations among the enablers of happiness remained underexplored. Therefore, this study aims to map and prioritize the causal relation structures of enablers of HAW.Design/methodology/approachData were collected from key representatives of information technology (IT) firms located in India. A framework based on the cause and effect relationship among enablers of HAW is proposed, and to establish this causality, the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) technique was applied.FindingsThe findings indicate five out of 12 enablers as causal, namely, transformational leadership, authentizotic work climate, person–organization work fit, organizational virtuousness and meaningfulness in work.Originality/valueHuman resource managers, organizational policymakers and scholars will gain greater understanding through this causal framework of enablers of HAW. Knowledge and facilitation of these enablers will aid in nurturing a happy workplace. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Indian Business Research Emerald Publishing

Happiness at work: a multi-criteria decision-making approach

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-4195
DOI
10.1108/jibr-04-2020-0091
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Abstract

Researchers have strived to identify the factors enhancing happiness at work (HAW), and the causal relations among the enablers of happiness remained underexplored. Therefore, this study aims to map and prioritize the causal relation structures of enablers of HAW.Design/methodology/approachData were collected from key representatives of information technology (IT) firms located in India. A framework based on the cause and effect relationship among enablers of HAW is proposed, and to establish this causality, the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) technique was applied.FindingsThe findings indicate five out of 12 enablers as causal, namely, transformational leadership, authentizotic work climate, person–organization work fit, organizational virtuousness and meaningfulness in work.Originality/valueHuman resource managers, organizational policymakers and scholars will gain greater understanding through this causal framework of enablers of HAW. Knowledge and facilitation of these enablers will aid in nurturing a happy workplace.

Journal

Journal of Indian Business ResearchEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 16, 2021

Keywords: IT sector; DEMATEL approach; Workplace happiness; Enablers of employee happiness; Happiness at work (HAW); Indian organizations

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