Organizational Commitment and Rapid and Pervasive Organizational Change in a Human Services Organization Development

By Mike Devine.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Human services organizations experience many change processes in Western society today. Changes often include uncertainty for employees with regard to their work and to their place in the organization. When change occurs, it may impact on employees’ level of commitment (affective, normative, and continuance) to their organization. This case study analyzes, in part, the impacts of employee commitment to their organization when organizational change takes place at a rapid pace. The study will also complete a comparative analysis of employee commitment to their former organization.

Keywords: Organizational Development, Organizational Change, Organizational Commitment, Human Services Organizational Development

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp.9-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.158MB).

Dr. Mike Devine

Assitant Professor, Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Social Work, St. John's,, Newfoundland, Canada

Dr. Devine is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). He has been a social work educator for over ten (10) years. Dr. Devine has also worked in the field of social work practice of over 23 years as a front line social worker and manager. Dr. Devine received his Phd. in Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland in the Fall of 2006. His Phd thesis was in the area of organizational change in human services organizations. He continues to complete research and writing in this area of interest. In addition, Dr. Devine has an interest in research in the area of child welfare. He presently is undertaking research related to child deaths while children are in receipt of child protection services in selected provinces in Canada. Dr. Devine has been involved in numerous community volunteer activities including local Church organizations, community development, home care, the homeless, and the elderly. In addition he has played leadership roles in an international project between the province of Newfoundland and Denmark in relation to Primary Health Care (from 1990 to 1993). In 1995, Dr. Devine received the “Canada Volunteer Award Certificate Of Merit”, in 1995, from the federal Minister of National Health and Welfare.


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