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:
- The level of job security offered,
- Job satisfaction,
- Job continuity – whether their role changes or stay the same,
- Distributive justice – how the employee feels they and their department or team is treated compared to other groups, and
- 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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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