Job Satisfaction

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One of the most important aspects among employees in the workplace is that they have the sense that their work makes a positive contribution to the organization. In addition, workers desire a sense of fulfillment in the work they produce. In order to gain a better understanding of job satisfaction, the focus of this project is to define job satisfaction, explain the impact that organizational socialization has on job satisfaction, provide an example of how an organization can use organizational socialization to positively impact job satisfaction, describe the relationship between organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and provide an example of how an organization can use organizational commitment to positively impact job satisfaction.

Job Satisfaction DefinedVery simply stated, job satisfaction is the scope of contentment workers has with their job. In other words, job satisfaction is the extent to which a person likes his or her job (Spector, 2006). The dynamics of job satisfaction and occupational success is personal contentment, self-confidence, sense of worth, and self development.

The most obvious consequences of job satisfaction are a pleasurable emotional state that most often results in a positive work attitude. Another notable effect of job satisfaction is the worker becomes more resourceful, flexible, inventive, and committed.

The benefit of job satisfaction upon the organization is motivation and commitment to a higher quality of performance. Another side-effect of job satisfaction appears to be elevated levels of productivity. Although research that supports the idea that productivity and job satisfaction is neither conclusive nor consistent; the logical implication of job satisfaction is that contented workers add value to an organization.

Another important aspect of job satisfaction for management to consider is that people are different and what provides satisfaction for one worker may not satisfy another. Additional issues that impact job satisfaction is worker's personal attributes,