Employee commitment in changing organizations: an exploration

Wim J. Nijhof, Margriet J. de Jong, Gijs Beukhof

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    Commitment of employees can be an important instrument for improving the performance of organizations. Based on international literature and studies, commitment has been defined as organizational and task commitment, and is related to personal, job and organizational characteristics. Intends to explore some important relations between the characteristics of commitment and organizational effects. Between commitment and the level of the organization the most important relations are a better communication and less illness; at the level of the individual employee the commitment to change and to take part very actively in change processes, bringing up new ideas, is important. These conclusions are in line with the literature. Commitment is strongly connected with colleagues and the style of management and could be seen as an important asset of the learning company.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-248
    JournalJournal of European industrial training
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


    • Commitment
    • Employees
    • Management styles
    • Organizational change

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