Essay about Job Involvement And Perceived Organization Support

727 Words Feb 4th, 2016 3 Pages
One of the hardest parts about going to work every day is knowing that at the end of your shift the only thing you have effectively done has been sitting in a chair. A problem that plagues the ICBM force is that we perform a job 24 hours a day 365 days a year since the first Minute Man III was put in place without ever having to do our mission. Taking a step back, this is a great thing because if we were to ever carry out our mission there would be an unsurmountable number of casualties worldwide. Even though we all realize that it would be best that we do not carry out the mission, it leaves us with a sense of emptiness at the end of our day. With that I will analyze this problem by specifically looking at job involvement and Perceived Organization Support. Good introductory paragraph helps follow the discussion
Job Involvement Job involvement is defined as the degree to which a person identifies with a job, actively participates in it, and considers performance important to self-worth. Because of the sensitive nature and pure destructive power of the weapons that we work with, there are strict guidelines that ICBM operators have to adhere to. These guidelines are written as step by step instructions on how perform a task which range from launching a missile to something as simple as opening a door. This in my opinion drives job involvement down because as officers we are trained to be problem solvers. However, we are not given the…

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