Theme 1: Job Performance: What is it and what is considered good job performance? We start our discussion this week with job performance. Understanding our own performance behavior is important to every employee and understanding the performance of an employee within their unit or division is critical for managerial success. Job Performance is formally defined as the value of the set of employee behaviors that contribute either positively or negatively to organizational goal accomplishment (Coquitt, Lepine & Wesson, 2013). Defining good and bad performance this way suggest behaviors in the workplace that are within employee control while defining those that are not acceptable. For example, if you were a waiter at a restaurant that prides itself on service and you texted your boyfriend during your break that behavior is not relevant to job performance. However, if you were texting in the kitchen resulting in the delay of food going to the customer’s table the behavior would be performance-related (Coquitt, Lepine & Wesson, 2013). This week we examine job performance behaviors and what constitutes good job performance. Generally, relevant job performance behaviors fall into two categories: task and contextual performance. Task performance is easily observed and measured. Contextual performance, however, involves the citizenship behavior which contributes to the success of an organization positively and counterproductive behavior which affects the organization negatively. Reflected on one's attitude, it is a qualitative component of behavior that is more difficult to assess and measure. It influences the engagement and performance of others and impacts that of the organization as a whole. Identifying both task and contextual performance behaviors, and their relevance to organizational effectiveness, explains why job performance is considered one of the major outcomes in the study of organizational behavior. Several of the most popular tools used by management to collect relevant performance information are Management by Objectives, behaviorally anchored rating scales, 360-degree feedback, forced ranking, and social networking. Theme 2: What is Organizational Commitment and how does it relate to employee behavior? Employee commitment is the bond employees experience with their organization. Employees who are committed to their organization feel they fit in and understand the goals of the organization (Hoek, 2016). The value of these employees is that they tend to be more determined in their work, show relatively high productivity, and are proactive in offering their support to organizational endeavors. The importance of employee commitment to a successful organization is increasing all the time. The pressure that globalization and disruptive technology has placed upon the organization and employee has resulted in fierce competition for customers and talented employees (Hoek, 2016). Notions of employers having lifetime employees and empl.