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Ellen West

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business: Management and Leadership and University Honors






Organizational commitment, Employee empowerment




Attaining organizational commitment from employees plays a vital role in the success of a business. This is because commitment ensures loyalty and stability within an environment. Employee empowerment is also another critical element of business as it ensures motivation and engagement from the organization’s workforce. By using Natalie Allen and John Meyer’s three types of commitment as a major lens, this paper analyzes appropriate literature related to empowerment leadership. The correlation between organizational commitment and employee empowerment is discussed and it indicates that empowerment can positively impact an employee’s commitment to their work organization. Employees can experience burnout if their jobs get too overwhelming. That is why it is crucial that appropriate applications of empowerment are applied to the organization’s leadership through autonomy, resources, and overall job satisfaction. This paper also provides a brief guide that managers and organizations can use when re-evaluating their empowerment levels to increase organizational commitment.


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