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Organizational Commitment September 4, 2008
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Class Agenda Organizational commitment defined Types of commitment Withdrawal behavior Responses to negative events An exercise Types of employees
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Organizational Commitment
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Organizational Commitment Consider this scenario: You are in your mid 30’s, married with 2 kids and have been working at your current employer for 6 years. You have recently been approached by a competing organization to interview for a position there. What would cause you to stay? As a group, come to consensus on the three most important factors that you would base your stay vs. leave decision on. For example, if you would base your decision on the relative salaries, “pay” would become one of your three factors GROUP EXERCISE
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Definition : A desire on the part of an employee to  remain a member of an organization Commitment comes in three forms: Affective Commitment Continuance Commitment Normative Commitment Organizational Commitment
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Affective Commitment A desire on the part of an employee to remain a member of an organization because of an emotional attachment to, or involvement in, that organization Put simply: “I stay because I want to”
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Affective Commitment 1. I would be very happy to spend the rest of my career with this organization. 2. I really feel as if this organization’s problems are my own. 3. I do not feel like “part of the family” at my organization. (R) 4. I do not feel “emotionally attached” to this organization. (R) 5. This organization has a great deal of personal meaning for me. 6. I do not feel a strong sense of belonging to my organization. (R) MEYER & ALLEN (1997)
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Affective Commitment A desire on the part of an employee to remain a member of an organization because of an emotional attachment to, or involvement in, that organization Put simply: “I stay because I want to” Which of the reasons listed during the exercise deal with affective commitment? What would you feel if you left?
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Continuance Commitment A desire on the part of an employee to remain a member of an organization because of an awareness of the costs associated with leaving it Put simply: “I stay because I need to”
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1. It would be very hard for me to leave my organization right now, even if I wanted to. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2008 for the course MAN 3240 taught by Professor Crawford during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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