Organizational Commitment As An Employee 's Identification Or Involvement With An Organization

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Organisation commitment is important to consider in the future of work because understanding when and how commitments develop and how behaviour and attitudes are shaped will not only enable organizations to anticipate the impact that change will have but also understand how to manage it effectively (Meyer & Allen, 1997; Yahaya & Ebrahim, 2016)
Literature describes organisational commitment as an employee’s identification or involvement with an organisation through; acceptance of and belief in the goals and values of an organisation, devotion of considerable effort and consistent desire to remain as a member or that organisation. (Ramirez Solis & Banos Monroy, 2015). The level of connection an employee has to an organisation influences both workplace behaviour and motivational level (Posey, Roberts & Lowry, 2015; Neubert & Halbesleben, 2015). Literature also credit organisational commitment to as one of the key vocational workplace outcomes due to its ability to increase staff retention, employee effort and performance, diminish workplace conflict and decrease absenteeism, (Neubert & Halbensen, 2015; Yahaya & Ebrahim, 2016).
This commitment can be displayed in three ways; normative (committed because of obligation or have invested too much to leave), affective (committed because organisational values, goals, mission and strategy align with personal views), and continence (committed because the cost of leaving is too high or lower benefits in alternative plans) (Ramirez Solis…

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