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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)


Business Administration


Carol-Anne Faint


In 2017, more than 6.9 million employees parted ways with their employer because of voluntary employee turnover, layoffs, or terminations. Emergency call center supervisors who fail to implement adequate job satisfaction strategies experience reduced productivity and increased voluntary turnover. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the strategies some southern Ontario 911 call center supervisors used to reduce job dissatisfaction. The conceptual framework supporting the study was the competing values framework. The population included 6 supervisors of 911 call centers in the province of Ontario, Canada, who successfully implemented job satisfaction strategies. Data were collected from interviews with the leaders and documentation. Data were analyzed using Yin's 5-step process. Three themes emerged: provide supportive leadership, create a balanced culture, and provide non-financial rewards. The implications for positive social change include healthy working communities through decreased job dissatisfaction resulting in organizations' greater productivity and provision of services.

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