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Factors Influencing the Integration of Public and Private Sector Employees

As contracting out services is a common method utilized by public organizations, seeing public and private sector employees working together on delivering the same service is prevalent. Hence, to effectively render services, understanding the organizational and behavioral aspects between public and private sector employees would be beneficial in facilitating a collaborative work environment. Thus, the purpose of this research proposal is to understand the many factors that impact organizational behaviors between public and private sector employees while they work together in a Capital Improvement Program. The principal question for this proposal is: "What are the factors that influence integration between public and private sector employees?" Factors such as perception, organizational characteristics, and leadership styles will be reviewed to determine if they influence both individual and group behaviors. The methodology utilized in this research proposal will consist of a survey that would be administered to public and private sector employees working in a Capital Improvement Program. The results will be reviewed and discussed to determine how the factors mentioned above impact public and private sector employees. With the findings of this research, public administrators can better develop strategies to manage and integrate public and private sector employees.

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