Organizational Culture and its Impact on Educator Performance. A case of Educators in Masvingo Urban in Zimbabwe

Chipika, Chishamiso ; Sifile, Obert ; Chavunduka, Muchineripi Desderio ; Mabvure, Tendai Joseph ; Dandira, Martin (2014-11-01)

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For many years, the issue of organizational culture and the resultant performance has captured the interest of researchers since time immemorial. The Denison Model was used as it explores the relationship between organizational culture and educator performance in a developing country context. The study mainly adopted a positivist approach which has its roots in physical science. The study was a case study in the Ministry of Education. A sample was drawn from fourteen (14) primary and Secondary schools, the District and Provincial staff in Masvingo Province. Data was obtained through questionnaires and interviews. The SPSS package was used in the analysis of the gathered data. The major findings were that most educators had knowledge of their organizational culture but did not have an integrated performance culture. Not much has been done on monitoring and evaluation of the performance appraisal system and there are no practical benefits. Educators are demoralized due to low salaries, poor working conditions, lack of resources and large classes. The findings have established that there is a positive relationship between organizational culture and educator performance. Further studies should focus on re-inventing new strategies for ensuring that organizational culture becomes an integral source of educator morale and performance. Further studies should also focus on how schools can be resourced other than through increasing fees for students.