The paper "Organisational Behaviour in the UAE" is a perfect example of a business article. The above study analyses the article regarding relationships among teamwork behavior, trust, and perceived team support as well as team commitment. The factors that influence team members’ commitment are also analysed in order to come up with the factors that determine teamwork behaviours, their trust and support. Eisenberger et al. (1986) describe that team commitment includes linking ideas with other team members and it also involves working in loyalty in a way that there exist some ties among group members.
According to this article, a study was conducted where 548 questionnaires were issued to various teams that were participating in the competition. According to the data collected, teamwork behaviours, trust and team support were said to influence team commitment. Literature review The literature review of the article does not show the statement problem that is being discussed because the article should have shown what problem is being faced by various organisations in order to carry out this research. The literature review lacks proper interpretation of terms for example when discussing how teamwork applies to trust in order to achieve team commitment.
For example, the writer suggests that trust can be even treated as a representative of all interpersonal relationships. This statement lacks originality and it is not well explained how trust affects team commitment. The article shows that there is a positive correlation between trust and commitment and then says that findings gained in some studies demonstrated an insignificant relationship between the two variables. The above statement does not critically explain the relationship and the writer is not clear about how each variable affects the other.
The study lacks originality for example trust is defined as the way one person perceives the role performance of another person to be reliable. The paragraph “ in this study we examined factors of team commitment, including teamwork behaviours, trust and perceived team support. Since trust is critical within a team, our aim was to determine whether or not teamwork behaviour significantly influences trust. Finally, from the perspective of social exchange theory, the aim in this study was to determine if the members’ perceived team support would influence the interactions and trust among the individual members of a team” .
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