Journal of Micro & Small Business Management

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Wijayasiri I. D. D. A., Jayasekera L. K. B. M.
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As same as an inappropriate person and inappropriate dress code would not fit for a job. The importance of a logical relationship between a job and the dress code has been identified as fundamental in a dress code policy within a profession. Whether the dress affected the individual employees in different professions of the Sri Lankan public sector and the consequences caused are examined through this study. A qualitative approach was used as the research approach, and an exploratory survey was conducted with the purpose of investigating the consequences of dress codes on employees. The cross-sectional research study was conducted in a natural setting to examine the findings more realistic. Six participants, including three male and three female participants, were selected as the sample of the study by using purposive sampling techniques. Two doctors, two lawyers, one teacher and one agriculture officer representing the different professions of the public sector were purposely selected. The findings of the study revealed that all the professionals more comparatively different tasks were also affected by having or not having a prescribed dress code within their professions. This emphasized the consequences of the presence and the absence of a prescribed dress code within their professions. Hence this study helped determine the pre and post-consequences of a dress code policy to a profession, and the findings would help to identify and avoid the bad repercussions which can be aroused in the professional environment.
Jayasekara L. K. B. M.
Published: 22 November 2021
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Organizations are ever-changing and dynamic entities at today’s turbulent world of work. Organization change, which may or may not adhere to organizational development (OD) values and, in many cases, is not conducted through participatory methods. For the most part, downsizing via lowering costs and retrenching people has become synonymous with organizational change, causing fear among those who may be affected. Organizations are under increasing pressure to improve their abilities to increase employee support for change initiatives. Employees are critical to an organization’s efficiency and performance. Thus, it is crucial to look at change through the eyes of employees. If employees believe that the organizational change is not well conveyed to them, their motivation, satisfaction, and commitment is likely to be impaired, which could be counterproductive to the change process of the organization. As a result, it is important to figure out how the relationship between organizational change and employee motivation, satisfaction, and commitment, which is the purpose of this study. Since there is limited research on this phenomenon in the Sri Lankan context, this study aims to bridge the knowledge gap in the existing literature. To achieve the study’s objectives, a quantitative investigation was undertaken using positivist philosophy and the deductive approach. As a data collection approach, the survey questionnaire method was used. This study has a total sample size of thirty (whole employees of the selected organization). Survey data was analyzed using correlation analysis and descriptive analysis. Results clearly show that there is a significant positive relationship between organizational change and employee motivation, employee satisfaction and commitment in the ABC Shared Service Center in Sri Lanka. Further, the study reveals that employee satisfaction is the highest corelated dimension with the organizational change. Thus, the study conclude that organizationa
W. I. A Perera, D. H. B. Y. Ranasinghe
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Small and Medium Enterprises in any nation are blessed with the ability to become the backbone of the domestic economy and the sustainability. Therefore, they must concern about the factors which are affecting their performance. Many studies have been conducted by highlighting the financial factors that affect the performance of small and medium enterprises. Furniture industry is also embodied with number of small and medium enterprises around Sri Lanka. But still it is held the reputation in Moratuwa city. As an industry, small and medium enterprises are not sufficiently aware of non-financial factors which affect their performance and struggle to identify the impact of non-financial factors and how they could avoid the barriers from non-financial factors. Though the recent governments and regulatory bodies have designed policies and strategies to encourage small and medium enterprises by providing financial facilities, the information and the knowledge regarding non-financial factors are not sufficient. The purpose of this study is to identify the impact of non-financial factors on performance of Furniture industry in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. After a comprehensive literature review, Input constraints, Regulatory Constraints, Technology constraints, Infrastructure constraints and Threats of Substitute products are identified as the independent variables of the study. Data collection was done using a structured questionnaire with 30 questions of Likert scales from the selected sample of 100 Furniture small and medium enterprises located in Moratuwa area. The analysis was carried out performing tests on descriptive statistics, validity, reliability, correlation, and regression analyses, and it is empirically supported that there is a significant impact of input constraints and infrastructure constraints on performance of Furniture industry in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Thereby, the findings would help the authorities and policy makers to take necessary actions to accomplish fu
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