Employee commitment is viewed as being a key prerequisite for the effective execution of projects, operational processes and the successful implementation of organizational change programmes. Commitment is viewed as an attitude towards the organization that links the identity of the individual to the entity. Research findings indicate that employee commitment is very fluid in the early period of employment but quickly begins to stabilize with the passage of time. Research suggests that employees who develop a high level of work commitment are more inclined to be highly satisfied and fulfilled by their jobs. The literature indicates that employees who perceive their organizations as being supportive tend to become affectively committed. Employee participation is closely linked to the organization's communication process. It is important to recognize that communication is a two-way process. Active employee commitment is achieved through employee participation. Employee participation is thus facilitated when management create an empowering environment.