Employee Participation in Decision Making and Organizational Commitment

Employee Participation in Decision Making and Organizational Commitment

THE CONCEPT OF EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION – Employee participation in decision making has been the subject matters of a lot of studies which has found it to be a strong correlate of organizational commitment.  Conceptual definition of employee participation is necessary.  According to Davis (1981), employee participation refers to mental and emotional involvement of persons in a group with situations that encourage them to contribute to goals and share responsibility for them.  He stated three ideas in the definition namely “mental and emotional involvement” by which employee try and know the reasonableness and favourableness of decisions being made in terms of personal and organizational needs. [Read more…]