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Title: Building Job Commitment Among Employees
Author(s): Maehr, Martin L.
Subject(s): Library personnel management
Abstract: This article is concerned with how persons in leadership roles can elicit the motivation, commitment, and personal investment of members of an organization. Recent research on employee motivation is briefly summarized and interpreted. It is argued that those in leadership roles bear a special responsibility for creating a sense of purpose in the organization. It is as leaders engage the members of an organization in establishing goals, in focusing on the purpose of their work and the mission of the organization, that they are most likely to elicit personal investment. The design and use of other management tasks, especially evaluation, play an important complementary role in reinforcing the sense of a shared purpose and therewith can contribute significantly to the development of employee commitment.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In R.Rubin (ed). 1987. Critical issues in library personnel management: Papers presented at the 29th Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Technology: 3-10.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (29th : 1987)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-081-5
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1987.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23
Related Item: This Allerton Park Institute has also been published as the Summer 1989 issue of Library Trends (Volume 38, No. 1).

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