Organizational Commitment For Employees, Reducing Turnover And Increasing Workplace Productivity

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The purpose of this research paper is to show that organizations are taking steps to enhance the commitment of their employees, thus reducing turnover and increasing workplace productivity. Organizational commitment is generally defined as “(1) a strong desire to remain a member of a particular organization; (2) a willingness to exert high levels of effort on behalf of the organization; and (3) a definite belief in, and acceptance of, the values and goals of the organization” (F. Luthans, B. Luthans, & C. Luthans, 2015). Two main ways organizations are doing this is by offering new types of benefits and improving workplace conditions in order to increase the overall well-being of their employees. Google will first be exemplified to…show more content…
Google Exemplified Google is one of the best known and most admired companies in the world, having grown from a ten-employee business running out of a garage in 1996 to a company that operates with over ten thousand employees (Bauer and Erdogan, 2016). Google is able to keep a competitive advantage over companies like Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. because they invest in their employees (McKeough, 2008). In 2007, Google was voted the number one “Best Place To Work For” by Fortune magazine and has created a work environment that attracts, motivates, and retains the best employees in today 's workforce (Bauer and Erdogan, 2016). Google’s workplace environment, and a long list of employee benefits, are part of what make this culture so attractive. Google’s Workplace Environment At the Googleplex, which is Google’s Mountain View, California campus, employees get to enjoy free gourmet food options and have access to an extensive number of on-site services. Some of these services includes access to gyms, shower facilities, gaming facilities, on-site childcare, and doctors. The company’s one-of-a-kind campus provides a unique experience for its employees (Bauer and Erdogan, 2016). In addition, the benefits of working at Google are not just limited to the physical environment. People are also excited to go to work because they are able to solve challenging business problems in a
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