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Commitment in the workplace: theory, research, and application

By: Meyer, John P.
Contributor(s): Allen, Natalie J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Advance topics in organisational behaviour. Publisher: Thousand Oaks Sage publications 1997Description: x, 150 p.ISBN: 0761901051.Subject(s): Employee motivation | Employee moral | Work ethic | Organisational BehaviourDDC classification: 658.3 Summary: What is a committed employee? Are employees who are committed better or worse off than employees who are uncommitted? What are the Organizational advantages and disadvantages of having a committed workforce? Commitment in the Workplace provides an overview of academic and popular perspectives on what committed employees look like and how they become committed. The multiple faces of commitment are examined as are the links that have been established between the various forms of commitment and Organisational Behaviour. In addition, questions concerning individual differences, Organisational characteristics, and work experiences associated with commitment are explored. The book concludes with a discussion of what organizations can do to manage commitment effectively, including commitment under more difficult circumstances, such as merger/acquisition, downsizing, and relocation.
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What is a committed employee? Are employees who are committed better or worse off than employees who are uncommitted? What are the Organizational advantages and disadvantages of having a committed workforce? Commitment in the Workplace provides an overview of academic and popular perspectives on what committed employees look like and how they become committed. The multiple faces of commitment are examined as are the links that have been established between the various forms of commitment and Organisational Behaviour. In addition, questions concerning individual differences, Organisational characteristics, and work experiences associated with commitment are explored. The book concludes with a discussion of what organizations can do to manage commitment effectively, including commitment under more difficult circumstances, such as merger/acquisition, downsizing, and relocation.

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