Psychological Empowerment Experiences of Software Professionals in Post Lockdown Information Technology Organisations

Authors

  • Dr. Sunil Kumar R CMS Business School, Jain University https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8174-659X
  • Dr Harold Andrew Patrick CMS Business School, Jain University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/tmj.v9i2.1577

Keywords:

Psychological empowerment, flourishing, pandemic, post-lockdown (COVID-19), information technology organisations, software professionals

Abstract

Organisations have the responsibility of not only empowering employees, but also, aiding them towards flourishing. Post lockdown (Covid-19) in Indian information technology organisations (ITOs), software professionals who experienced psychological empowerment are more likely to carry out their assignments better as well as having higher levels of trust, loyalty, employer branding and job satisfaction. Empowerment practices are expected to nurture heliotropic experiences among individuals, thus leading to their flourishing. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence in the Indian ITO context. A quantitative approach was adopted, with 200 software professionals participating in the study, aimed at investigating the correlation between psychological empowerment and flourishing. Two valid and reliable structured questionnaires were used to conduct the study using convenience sampling to identify the software professionals and stratified sampling to stratify the ITOs post lockdown (for COVID-19). Descriptive and regression analysis was performed to probe the experience of meaning, competence, self-determination and impact on flourishing. The results indicate that the software professional's experienced both psychological empowerment and flourishing. It also creates an emotional ability to enables intrinsically employees to have positive outcomes. Furthermore, the sub-dimensions self-determination and impact are found to be good predictors of flourishing even during the post-lockdown (Covid-19) period. Implications of how psychological empowerment of software professionals is important to ITO performance and accomplishment of objectives are discussed in detail.

Author Biographies

Dr. Sunil Kumar R, CMS Business School, Jain University

Human Resource Professional and Researcher -positive leadership

He has over 18years of experience in Strategic HRM, Organizational Behaviour and Development, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement. He provides strategic & tactical advice on HRM and aligns business practices with people to drive effective performance. Had been part of The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) HR Panel (Karnataka Chapter) 2012-15 and has worked in start-ups, medium and large organisations in IT, Retail, Services and manufacturing Organisations. Been associated with Academics and has been a visiting faculty to Business Schools. As a research scholar he has published in refereed and peer reviewed national and international journals and won best paper awards at conferences. He is a resource person for many training programs (MDP and FDP).

Dr Harold Andrew Patrick , CMS Business School, Jain University

He has over 28 years of Postgraduate teaching, corporate training and research experience. Presently Professor and Dean, CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University). Former Senior Manager – Leadership and Organization Development, Infosys Leadership Institute, Infosys Limited. Professor and Head - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management area, Institute of Management, Christ (Deemed-to-be University) for close to two decades. He has published extensively with over 60 articles in refereed and peer reviewed national and international journals with an h-index of 10 and i10-index 10. He has won more than a dozen best paper awards at International conferences. He is a resource person for many training programs for corporate and facilitated individual training modules for HAL, ABB, GMR, BPCL, HP, Infosys, and many small and medium scale organizations for entry level, junior level and middle level managers.

Published

2021-08-31

How to Cite

R, S. K. . and Patrick , H. A. . (2021) “Psychological Empowerment Experiences of Software Professionals in Post Lockdown Information Technology Organisations”, Transnational Marketing Journal. London, UK, 9(2), pp. 301–318. doi: 10.33182/tmj.v9i2.1577.