Article Review

Using the CSU Online Library, read the following article from the Business Source Complete database:

Phipps, S., Prieto, L., & Ndinguri, E. (2013). Understanding the impact of Employee Involvement on Organizational Productivity: The Moderating Role of Organizational Commitment. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications & Conflict, 17(2), 107-120.

 Write a summary of the article. Include the purpose for the article, how research was conducted (if any), the results, and other pertinent information. How does the article relate to what you are learning in this course?  Discuss the meaning or implications of the article’s contents, as well as any flaws you find in the article. What could have made the article better? Was any information left out?  How could the author expand on the results? Does the article’s information relate to your professional or personal life? How?

Your review must be a minimum of 700 words, not counting the cover page and reference page. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced using proper APA formatting; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Summary of Article

Organizational culture plays a significant role in the development and growth of a firm and may substantially affect corporate performance. As a result, there are many components which may reflect the essence of the company’s culture and one element is the extent to which staff is granted the opportunity to participate in the direction of the firm. The article explores this component through investigating the link between organizational productivity (OP) and employee involvement (EI), the former being a form of corporate performance. Therefore, the possible moderating result of organizational commitment (OC) may also be considered. Moreover, the four staff involvement components (rewards, knowledge or skill, power, and information) can be examined, and propositions can be offered concerning the influence of such elements on firm productivity. Hence, the interaction between organizational commitment and the outlined components affects organizational productivity.

Domain and Boundaries

            It is correct that the staff involvement has been a significant aspect of organizational life and achieving organizational efficiency since it is the primary focus. I believe that human resource practices constitute to a high-performance work system. It is important to understand that the HR practices provide an insight on what matter to the firm and the culture they support.

Employee Involvement

            I agree with the authors that employee engagement involves four elements such as power, information, skill or knowledge, and rewards. With power, the staff will have the sufficient authority to make work-related decisions  (Kramar, 2012). I emphasize that the timely access to information is paramount for the staff to help them to perform their duties efficiently. Providing development and training to the employees will ensure they offer efficient services. Lastly, I agree with the authors that providing extrinsic or intrinsic incentives will motivate the staff to work harder and better. 

Organizational Commitment             It is a person’s involvement and emotional attachment in an employing firm. I agree that engagement is characterized by three factors which are the particular desire to uphold…

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