Performance of civil servants: The role of motivation and organizational culture

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This study aims to analyze the influence of organizational culture and work motivation on the performance of civil servants in Indonesia. This research is a quantitative study, using survey methods and distributing questionnaires to 31 respondents from the Regional Development Planning Agency (RDPA), Central Maluku Regency, through a census. The statistical method uses multiple regression analysis with IBM SPSS Statistics software version 20.0. The results of the study explain that motivation has no effect on employee performance. This condition implies that motivation needs to be encouraged and driven by the leadership so that employees want to work optimally. On the other hand, factors of communication, coordination, environment, achievement recognition, and mutual respect are needed to create comfortable working conditions for all parties. Meanwhile, organizational culture factors have a very positive effect on employee performance. These results prove that a strong organizational culture is the result of spreading trust and values that develop within an organization and directing employee behavior in the desired direction thereby increasing a sense of comfort and loyalty to the organization.

Keywords: Survey, Motivation, Organizational Culture, Civil Servant Performance, Indonesia

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Declaration of conflicting interests: The Author declares that there is no conflict of interest.

JEL Classification: L22, L23, L25

Received: 23.09.2022
Accepted: 24.08.2023
Published online: 28.08.2023

How to cite this paper: Karepesina, M. T. (2023). Performance of civil servants: The role of motivation and organizational culture [Special issue]. Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior Review, 7(3), 385–394.