The Comparison of the Effectiveness of Relationship Enhancement Program, CREW Intervention and Combined Method on the Relational Energy of Employees

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Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of relationship enhancement program, CREW intervention and combined method on the enhancement of relational energy of employees. Method: The research was a quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest and control group design. The statistical population was comprised of employees of central office of Isfahan Gas Company in year 2019. The sample consisted of 75 volunteer staff of Gas company who randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (15 people in each group). The research instrument was the relational energy questionnaire (Owens, Baker, Sumpter & Cameron, 2016). The subjects responded in two stages: pre-test and post-test. The experimental groups received the CREW intervention, the relationship enhancement program  and the combined method (the combination of the CREW intervention and the relationship enrichment program) separately for 8 sessions, each session 90 minutes. The data was analyzed through ANCOVA by SPSS-23. Results: The results showed that CREW intervention, relationship enhancement program and combined method enhanced relational energy of employees in the post-test. The results of post hoc tests suggested that combined approach, has enhanced the relational energy, more than the other approaches- relationship enhancement program and CREW intervention. Conclusion: Therefore, managers can use relationship enhancement program, CREW intervention and combined method to enhance the relational energy of personnel and prioritize the implementation of the combined method.


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