Leadership Affective Commitment

The role of job characteristics, leadership complexity and psychological empowerment in building affective commitment

Employees who are committed to their organizations take more initiative, engage in broader roles and contribute better.  When employees have an emotional attachment to and identify with the organization, they are said to have affective commitment.  It is the type of commitment that makes employees want to stay with an organization.  Affective commitment has many benefits including work performance and retention.  Therefore, it is very advantageous to understand how to elicit affective commitment.