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Organisational attachment

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Organisational attachment

What is organisational attachment?

Organisational attachment is a description of how attached and secure an individual feels to their organisation. It is essentially a group of psychological contracts that exists between the organisation and the employee.

It consists of perceptions of:

  1. The level of job security offered,
  2. Job satisfaction,
  3. Job continuity – whether their role changes or stay the same,
  4. Distributive justice – how the employee feels they and their department or team is treated compared to other groups, and
  5. Personal status – this includes both social status, i.e. does the person like to tell people where they work or not and comparative status within the organisation.

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Reference

Sung, W, et al (2016) Employees’ Responses to an Organizational Merger:  Intraindividual Change in Organizational Identification, Attachment, and Turnover”  Department of Management  Gatton College of Business and Economics University of Kentucky

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