Feel the Love: Building Emotional Employee Commitment
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
In a poll conducted by Gallup just this past year, only 3 out of every 10 employees in the U.S. said they felt engaged in their jobs and committed to their organizations. The implications of the endemic lack of organizational engagement and commitment are personal, organizational, economic, and social.
In response to this problem, an integrative literature review methodology was used to analyze and synthesize the existing organizational commitment literature. Findings indicated that focusing on building affective, or emotional, commitment is an important core activity for building employee commitment.
This session intends to provide useful lessons for supervisors and managers along with scholars in the field who are interested in the question:
How does your organization foster a deep emotional connection between your employees/people/volunteers and your organization?
Findings from the integrative literature review along with practical recommendations for managers and leaders in practice will be shared.
This article was published in the Human Resource Development Review:
Mercurio, Z. A. (2015). Affective Commitment as a Core Essence of Organizational Commitment An Integrative Literature Review. Human Resource Development Review, 1534484315603612.
Goals and Target Audience:
1.Present practical recommendations for managers and leaders to develop emotional commitment in their organizations based on a modern study of organizational commitment.
2. Present the findings from a published integrative literature review on organizational commitment.
3. Inform and guide interested scholars in future studies on commitment.
Target Audience: Supervisors, leaders, managers, and faculty.