Organisation culture and implementation of gender mainstreaming in Uganda: a case study of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority
Gayita Nakalanzi, Cathy
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The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between organizational culture and implementation of gender mainstreaming in Uganda a case of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. The study specifically examined the relationship between goal orientation, leadership styles and teamwork and implementation of gender mainstreaming in Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. The study used a cross sectional design adopting both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The study population included 130 respondents consisting of employees, human resource department and directors and managers from which a sample of 97 respondents. The study used Pearson’s correlation analysis for quantitative data and content analysis for the qualitative data to address the study objectives. The study established that there is a positive and significant relationship between goal orientation and implementation of gender mainstreaming (r = 0.304**, p<0.01). There was a positive and significant relationship between leadership styles and implementation of gender mainstreaming (r= 0.194**, p<0.01). Teamwork had a positive significant relationship with implementation of gender mainstreaming (r = 0.322**, p<0.01). Recommendations to this study included that UCAA should intensify gender balanced staff and governance structure, equal valuing of women as men, ensuring adequate budgetary allocation to different programs, informed by gender gender redistributive objectives and develop a gender sensitive tools and procedures to sidestep gender insensitivity and inequality. For instance, where implementation of gender mainstreaming policies are involved, participation of all leaders and staff at management level is advised since it facilitates easy flow of ideas on all management issues. Finally, employees should be appreciated for their efforts as this increases their motivation, commitment and diligence in work performance and fosters excellent productivity.