Giving Commitment : Employee Support Programs and the Prosocial Sensemaking Process

@inproceedings{Grant2007GivingC,
  title={Giving Commitment : Employee Support Programs and the Prosocial Sensemaking Process},
  author={Adam M. Grant and Kenan-Flagler and Jane E. Dutton and Brent D. Rosso},
  year={2007}
}
  • Adam M. Grant, Kenan-Flagler, +1 author Brent D. Rosso
  • Published 2007
Researchers have assumed that employee support programs cultivate affective organizational commitment by enabling employees to receive support. Using multi-method data from a Fortune 500 retail company, we propose that these programs also strengthen commitment by enabling employees to give support. We find that giving strengthens affective organizational commitment through a prosocial sensemaking process in which employees interpret personal and company actions and identities as caring. We… CONTINUE READING

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