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The relation between perception of strategy and commitment

Oosterhof, M. (2006) The relation between perception of strategy and commitment.

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Abstract:Commitment of an employee is believed to be of importance to the performance of the organisation (Mintzberg, 2004; Hamel & Pralahad, 1989), although proof is lacking. In this paper the relation is researched by using perception as mediator. When looking at the relation between commitment and perception of goals, and combining this with evidence from research on the relation between perception and performance (e.g. Boggiano, Main & Katz, 1988), indirectly the lacking proof can be given. In organisations not always the strategy developed and communicated is equal to the strategy perceived by the employee (Nauta & Sanders, 2001). As will be discussed in the following, commitment of the employee is thought to be related to the perception of strategic goals. Both the fulfilling of these goals (achievements) and the setting of these goals (ambitions) are coloured by the perception of the employee. High perception of goals is related to high performance (Boggiano et al., 1988), creating a relation between commitment and performance. Therefore the research question of this paper is: “What is the relation between the perception of both organisational strategic achievements and ambitions, and the commitment of the employee?”
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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