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Organization commitment

Read this article related to individual initiative and commitment to the job and the organization:
http://www.uri.edu/research/lrc/scholl/webnotes/Commitment.htm

Write a summary of the article. Include the following:
- A paragraph summarizing the primary components of the article.
- A paragraph presenting your analysis of the article and how it is relates to the key factors affecting initiative and commitment.

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- A paragraph summarizing the primary components of the article.

The three components of commitment are identification, long-term membership and extra role behaviour. Identification refers to identification with the organization's goals and a display of pride and defense of the organization. Long term membership is essentially loyalty to the organisation, evidenced by long tenure, and extra role behaviour is behaviour beyond the required performance. Commitment as a force is different from motivation. It is a stabilizing force that acts to maintain behavioural direction when expectancy/equity conditions are not met. There are four possible commitment mechanisms: investments, reciprocity, lack of alternatives and identification. Investments are contributions of an employee in expectation of future gain. Reciprocity is where an individual receives a benefit and expects to ...

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The paper summarizes the cogent views discussed in an article on organization commitment and goes on to analyse the article in terms of key factors affecting initiative and commitment. 522 words.

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