The challenges of managing people in a remote organizational structure

  • Nildes R. Pitombo Leite Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade; Grupo de Pesquisas em Gestão Estratégica de Pessoas
  • Lindolfo Galvão de Albuquerque Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade; Departamento de Administração
Keywords: Strategic Management of People, Organizational Commitment, Remote Organizational Structure

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to investigate the peculiarities of the strategic management of people in the company with remote structures (i.e., confined and isolated from major urban centers). This is a qualitative study, based on a single case study and on organizational level analysis. The survey involved eight respondents among directors, managers, HR professionals, supervisors, and coordinators from the Orsa Group - specifically, within Jari Celulose, Orsa Florestal, and Fundação Orsa. Primary data were collected through in-depth interviews and observations in the operational areas; secondary data were collected through analysis of documents and websites. For data analysis, the techniques of content analysis of interviews and reflexive methodology were used. The theoretical basis includes organizational behavior, organizational commitment, strategic management of people, and organizational culture. Results show the existence of favorable and unfavorable factors for the management of people in this organization, leading to the creation of a culture in which organizational identity and values are shared and, above all, in which organizational commitment becomes possible to be achieved.

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Published
2009-09-01
How to Cite
Leite, N., & Albuquerque, L. (2009). The challenges of managing people in a remote organizational structure . REGE Revista De Gestão, 16(3), 99-114. https://doi.org/10.5700/issn.2177-8736.rege.2009.36680
Section
Gestão de Pessoas em Organizações