Organizational Climate in Large-Scale Projects in the Oil and Gas Industry: A Competing Values Perspective

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to identify central dimensions and develop a model of organizational climate in large-scale project organizations in the oil and gas industry. Interviews with 18 employees (15 men, 3 women) in a project organization in the Norwegian oil and gas industry were content-analyzed on two models: The global instrument, the Organizational Climate Measure (OCM) based on the Competing Values Framework, and the domain-specific instrument, Project People Survey (PPS). The findings indicate that a climate characterized by a strong focus on a) communication and cooperation with actors in the external environment such as vendors, and b) internal cooperation and communication with other projects and with the line organization, is perceived as critical to success in large-scale projects in the oil and gas industry. We propose a new model called the Organizational Climate Measure for Large-Scale Project Organizations in the Oil and Gas Industry (OCMP).

International Journal of Project Management, 2013, DOI-nr: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.08.006

Published Sep. 20, 2013 8:30 AM