Organisational commitment in an era of restructuring

Marchant, Teresa (2001) Organisational commitment in an era of restructuring. In: Management and organisational behaviour: contemporary challenges and future directions. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, pp. 46-58. ISBN 0-471-34302-1


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Loyalty or commitment to organisations has declined, partly as a consequence of organisational downsizing. Expectations of having a 'job for life' with one company are no longer realistic. Such rewards originally formed the employees' side of the psychological contract, in return for which they committed to the organisation. Unlike loyalty to the organisation, employees' commitment to their fellow workers or to their own development may have strengthened. Other important desires, such as that for job satisfaction and meaningful work, are just as important today. Employers can capitalise on these other needs with alternative strategies for engendering commitment, including job design.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: © R. Wiesner, B. Millett 2001.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:35
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 04:50
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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