Organizational Climate of Food and Beverage Employees: Its Impact Upon Customer Satisfaction in Hotels
Seven dimensions of organizational climate and measures of perceived customer satisfaction were gathered from food and beverage employees of 14 hotels. Regression analysis revealed organizational climate to explain 26.9% of the variance in customer satisfaction with food and beverage and only two organizational climate dimensions, professional and organizational esprit, and conflict and ambiguity, displaying a unique relationship to customer satisfaction with food and beverage. Customer satisfaction with food and beverage was found to explain 18.45% of the variation in RevPAR among the hotels. Recommendations are made as to which dimensions of organizational climate should be targeted for intervention programs attempting to increase hotel financial performance.
International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration