The Effect Of Organizational Culture And Leadership Style On Staff Commitment Essay

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THE EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP STYLE ON STAFF COMMITMENT WITHIN SME’S IN GHANA WITH JOB SATISFACTION AS A MEDIATOR. CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction The outline of this chapter is as follows: the background of this study is first explained; the justification for and relevance of this study to SME’s in Ghana follows; the underlying key concepts of the research conducted study are presented as the research problems; the research objectives, research questions and the research limitations are all elaborated on; and then, the structure of the thesis is outlined. 1.2 Background In recent years, greater emphasis is placed on the human capital i.e. employees of an organization since it is this “people component” of an organization that gives an organization its distinction from others and enhances its competitive edge (Cohen, 2005; Holland Sheelan and de Cieri, 2007). The employees of an organization are its driving force and according to Sempane, Rieger and Roodt (2002), the organization can be competitive when the employees are committed to and involved in the organization Commitment of employees to an organization cannot be overstated. Raju and Srivastava (1994) see it as the key factor in an employee-organization relationship. Both Saal and Knight (1987) and Williams and Anderson (1991) agree that an employee who is committed to an organization will exceed expectations of the job requirements, dedicate more of their time to
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