S.J.Deen MSW, M.Phil Ph.D Scholar Madras School of Social Work Casa Major Road, Egmore, Chennai-600008. ORGANISATIONAL VALUES & EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT. HRM is a function which is mainly concerned with people at work and with their relationship within the organization.
Madras School of Social Work
Casa Major Road, Egmore, Chennai-600008
ORGANISATIONAL VALUES & EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT
HRM is a function which is mainly concerned with people at work and with their relationship within the organization.
It is the resource which plans, allocates and provides for all other resources in organizations and in our day-to-day life.
Human resource management is a technique, exercise to identify the available resources of a employee
make use of the identified human resources in a systematic way to achieve organisational goals.
Companies can seek to achieve organizational goals through a variety of human resource strategies and approaches.
One such approach, a commitment strategy,
Is an attempts to develop psychological connections between the company and employee as a means of achieving goals (Arthur, 1994; Scholl, 2003).
“Commitment is a force that binds an individual to a course of action that is of relevance to a particular target”.
Commitment is a psychological state that binds an individual to the organization. It refers to the likelihood that an individual will stick to the organization, feel psychologically attached to it, whether the job is satisfying or not.
Have you ever heard anybody saying that ‘ I work for this organization because people are great here and that the work is fun’...??
If yes, then that employee is emotionally attached to the workplace.
Individuals with affective commitment stay with the organizations because they want to.
From the above information's it is clear that commitment play an significant role to achieve organisational goals.
But the question is that, how and what could influence to retain, sustain and enhance the employee commitment.???
The following factor can intervene
- Organisational Values
- HR practices
- Employees Family Friendly Policies
Beliefs, morals, principles and ethics are all words often used to describe values.
Ravasi and Schultz (2006) define ‘Organizational value as a set of shared mental assumptions that guide interpretation and action in organizations by defining appropriate behavior for various situations’.
Organisational Values can be classified into three
Vision values and
Bottom line values
Humanity values are the fundamental standards to understand and realize the efficacy of a workforce by providing basic human ideals.
These resources absorb an imperative role in creation of admirable exertion among the employees to perform skillfully to enhance their affective commitment level. Jaros et al - 1993
Vision value is the key components of 'strategic planning' for company’s future, include an understanding of the firm's vision, outlines what the organization wants to be, or how it wants the world in which it operates to be.
It should resonate with all members of the organization by providing values related to professional attachment and opportunity for organizational development. (Wiener - 1982).
This is also most important organizational value, which motivate the employees by providing support for employees to balance the demands of work and home life. (Mayer and Schoorman - 1992).
It is clear from the above discussion that, a company’s health determined through its energized workforce, who not only realize the mission of the organisation but also make strenuous efforts to achieve it.
This kind of work environment is possible, only when a company has sturdy organisational values.
The following can be hypothesized
Employees “Affective” commitment can be influenced by Humanity values.
Employee “Normative” commitment can be determined by Vision values.
The bottom line values are associated with employees Continuance Commitment.
To succeed in the face of increasing competition, a business needs improved productivity at all levels. This need requires the enthusiastic commitment of all employees that can only be achieved through better Organizational Values.
Therefore, with this theoretical background it may be concluded, that the treatment of employees, rather than rewards or the perceived fairness of the organizational system, may be more important in the manifestation of organizationally desirable behaviors.
If management applies procedures and treats employees fairly, they will directly influence employees’ commitment and organisational development.