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Organizational alignment in public administration: case study of Ministry of Justice of Cape Verde

Andrade, Monica and Göksel, Doç. Dr. Aykut (2017): Organizational alignment in public administration: case study of Ministry of Justice of Cape Verde.

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Abstract

This research has as an aim to perform scientific research on the topic of organizational alignment, where we can show the application and usefulness of the Vox Organizationis Instrument (Bojadziev et al., 2011) at the Ministry of Justice of Cape Verde. VOX Organizationis is the instrument used to measure the organizational alignment by dividing organizational functioning into two groups, non-formal (organizational culture, and leaders’ values) and formal (organizational structure, strategy, and policies) aspect of organizational functioning. Because this instrument involves five elements (organizational culture; leaders’ values; structure; strategy; and policies) measured on four dimensions (decision making and behavior; people versus task; innovativeness and risk-taking; open versus closed system) that are connected to the organizational functioning, it allow us to have a picture of specific areas within the organization that is misaligned or not, and by looking deeply at each dimension through the answers obtained from the questionnaire, we can also provide guidelines as to how alignment can be improved. The results that obtained shows that the formal and non-formal aspect of the organizational functioning are aligned, meaning that from the sample obtained, the Ministry of Justice presents a significant organizational alignment.

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