The Analysis of Communication Climate and Organizational Culture for Increasing the Performance of Regional Development Planning

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The Analysis of Communication Climate and Organizational Culture for Increasing the Performance of Regional Development Planning


Pardede, Erwin, The Indonesian Journal of Geography


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I. Introduction

Organization and planning are two things which are correlated. In this case, planning is strategy to de- termine either a short term or a long term agenda of future activities in order to achieve the goal of an orga- nization. The importance of planning is related to some matters such as; (i) planning will help an organization determine the direction of its policy, (ii) planning will help an organization develop its members' needs and responsibility, and (iii) planning facilitates an organiza- tion to strengthen its vision and mission. On the other hand, without planning it is difficult for an organization to achieve its goal.

These matters are also applied to the Industrial Training and Education Center Regional I of the Min- istry of Industry, Medan. In this case, planning helps this diklat lead the path of its program. Planning helps its employees based on their responsibility for achiev- ing the vision and mission of the organization which becomes its focus on improving the planning perfor- mance in the regional development in Medan.

Based on the data in the Industrial Training and Education Center Regional I of the Ministry of Indus- try, Medan, it educated 310 participants in 2009, and in 2010 there were 281 participants who came from North Sumatera Province, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Prov- ince, and Riau Province. According to the information, the participants have taken steps to trigger small indus- tries in their regions although it has not been successful.

The process of organizational communication in the Industrial Training and Education Center Re- gional In of the Ministry of Industry, Medan, is not only related to the problem of personal relationship of its members but also to the broader organizational aspects. In order to realize a favorable condition, orga- nizational communication climate can become of the factors which create it. In its process, an organizational communication climate always characterizes reliability, decision making, honesty, transparency, desire to listen, and paying attention so that mutual understanding and honesty will be created. If organizational communica- tion climate is organized properly, it will support the process of regional development planning in an attempt to trigger and to lead the organization and its depart- ments in socio-economic problems. This will yield good and reliable planning so that the planning has good per- formance. Organizational culture is the compilation of habits and supporting power which create a philosophy of life as values which become the characteristics of at- titude, and behavior in working activities. If it is related to regional planning, organizational culture can form future insight so that it will create planners who have good way of thinking. Besides that, organizational cul- ture can unite the way of thinking and strengthen team- work and can realize maximal performance. The focus of the dissertation was on the planners who have ability and skill in regional development after participating in the training and education program at the Industrial Training and Education Regional I of the ministry of Industry, Medan.

Based on Indonesian Law No. 26/2007 on space structuring, space is 'receptacle' which includes land, sea, and air, including the space inside the earth as a regional unity, where human beings and other creatures live, do their activities, and keep their survival. Region is a space in geographical unity with its all elements in which the boundary and system is determined by its administrative and functional aspects. Space/region is considered as a place in which the economic activ- ity and and other activities exist. Space/region has re- sources which can be processed and utilized for human life. Space/region is the key factor in the economic ac- tivity and life since there is no human activities without space/region.

According to some economic experts, a space has limited characteristic (scarce relatively). …

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