Designing a Systematic Model for Organizational Evasiveness: Antecedents and Consequences

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran


The root of many human resource efficiency problems that organizations face and the increased clients’ complaints about extreme waste of time during service provision in public organizations can be found in the counterproductive behaviors, especially organizational evasiveness. Thus, the identification of the factors that cause the formation of evasiveness in organizations and their removal is of utmost importance. Adopting a qualitative approach, this article uses grounded theory conceptualization approach to study the factors effective on the formation of evasiveness and its consequences in public organizations. To this end, semi-structured interviews were made with a sample of 17 purposively-selected experts who were among the managers of the public organizations of Sirjan city and faculty members. The interview transcripts were analyzed in three stages of open, axial, and selective coding. The designed model showed that structural and behavioral job destructors create the evasiveness culture. In line with this culture, the evasiveness atmosphere (which involves cyberspace, inappropriate physical atmosphere of the workplace, unfriendly relationships, and political discussions) together with amplifying conditions such as managers’ incompetence and employees’ physical and psychological problems lead to organizational evasiveness. Finally, it was found that organizational evasiveness will bring about numerous negative consequences for the individual, group, and organization.


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