Why some of your old work commitments never seem to go away


Study finds lingering effects of long-ended obligations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – You can quit work commitments if you want – but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests.

In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that commitments that workers no longer had were still lingering in their minds.

EurekAlert 2b logo LLLLLL“It was clear to us that past commitments were still affecting employees,” said Howard Klein, lead author of the study and professor of management and human resources at The…

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