Effect of organizational change on the individual employee

Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2001 Jun;19(4):1-12. doi: 10.1097/00126450-200119040-00002.


Increasing market pressures force companies to implement drastic organizational changes in order to remain competitive. Budget decreases, reduction efforts, and similar changes create significant morale and job-satisfaction concerns. This study assesses the effects of budget reductions and other organizational changes on the morale of hospital employees. A survey dealing with employee perceptions of stress, workload, and performance was given to hospital employees. Not surprisingly, the survey found that morale problems resulted from the organizational changes. Employees' gender and job classification showed little significant effect on the survey results, while respondents' length of employment with the organization influenced the results slightly. The findings provide information useful for dealing with challenges of employee satisfaction, morale, and trust during times of budget limitations.

MeSH terms

  • Budgets
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / economics
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Economic Competition
  • Health Personnel / psychology*
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Morale*
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Organizational Innovation*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States