SOC326 7-30-08

SOC326 7-30-08 - -Workers who are well-compensated tend to...

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SOC 326 7-30-08 Organizational Commitment -Defined as the extent to which a worker identifies with and feels involved with the activities of an organization. -Two separate components -Affective (Emotional) commitment -Belief in and acceptance of organizational values and goals. -Identification with employer. -Behavioral commitment -Desire to maintain affiliation and attachment to an organization. -Distinction between behavioral and affective commitment means that one can be present but not the other. -Ex. A person who works for a company strictly for pay rather than belief in company. -Researchers feel that affective commitment has a stronger link to work performance. -Commitment research -Principle of reciprocity -Organizational support of employees leads to greater degrees of commitment by workers (HI companies).
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Unformatted text preview: -Workers who are well-compensated tend to feel highly valued and thus be more committed to an organization.-Companies that provide family-friendly benefits (telecommunicating, flextime) garner greater commitment from workers.-Nested organizational structures-Workers are not committed to the organization per se, but to some unit within the organization.-Level of commitment tends to be strongest in the immediate and most proximate work unit, weaker for more distant units.-Ex: department>college>university.-Can potentially be counterproductive.-Work against each other. There can be competition within organization....
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