Behavioral scientists have found that teamwork is an indicator of job satisfaction. Jaime (2001) demonstrated that groups who use this participatory mechanism in their work not only improve in terms of productivity, quality and innovation, but enjoy greater job satisfaction as well. Additionally, Whitfield et al., (1995) found that operating as part of a team may have positive impacts on individual worker’s attitudes and beliefs, But is there a difference in the degree of teamwork in Indian public and private sector organizations? Jai Prakash Sharma and Naval Bajpai explore in their article “Teamwork a Key Driver in Organizations and Its Impact on Job Satisfaction of Employees in Indian Public and Private Sector Organizations” from Global Business Review.
Despite an increasing number of studies on teamwork, no unifying work is focused on the measurement of the degree of difference in teamwork in a public sector organization and a private sector organization in the Indian context. Teamwork decreases job satisfaction, motivation and performance, and increases absenteeism and turnover intensions. We hypothesized that there is a significant difference in the degree of teamwork in public sector and private sector organization. Data were collected from 250 employees consisting of managerial and non-managerial staff from both public sector and private sector organizations. The results showed that employees in public sector organizations have a greater degree of teamwork in comparison to private sector employees. In addition job satisfaction increases or decreases with the increase or decrease in teamwork. The purpose of this study is to invoke teamwork in private sector organizations. Obtained results were in the line of the hypotheses. In terms of teamwork, a significant difference is noticed between public sector and private sector organizations. As expected, public sector employees have exhibited a higher degree of teamwork as compared to private sector employees. Most importantly, salary satisfaction is being proven as the catalyst for enhancing the job satisfaction level of employees.
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