How fast can your organization change? How long does it take to adopt new technology? Do things run the same when you bring in a new leader? How does the culture evolve with new acquisitions?
There is an underlying thread in all these questions. Workplace attachment or our instinctual (biological) response to attach to both tangible and intangible objects continuously throughout life.
Workplace Attachments: Managing Beneath the Surface provides the first comprehensive review of attachment in the workplace. We explore the biological and evolutionary roots of our attachments, explain how you can find attachment behaviour in your workplace, and help you proactively understand attachment behaviour with your team. Our practical research, case studies, and story-telling will help you understand how attachment behaviour impacts you, your employees, your peers and ultimately the culture of your organization. Once you understand how people attach, detach, and re-attach to objects and elements of your organization, you will be able to real and lasting change.
Chapter 1- Managing Attachment: Developing A Unified Framework for Attachment in the Workplace
Chapter 2- Origins of Human Attachment
Chapter 3- Neuroscience: The Relationships Between Primary Emotions and Attachments
Chapter 4- The Workplace: Understanding Attachment and Attachment Styles
Chapter 5- An Emerging Sense of Place Attachment
Chapter 6- Leadership and Attachment Styles: I Will Follow Who?
Chapter 7- Organizational Culture and Attachment
Chapter 8- Transitional Objects and Attachment: Where Do You Find Support?
Chapter 9- The CDI and Transitional Objects: Attachment in the United States Federal Government
Chapter 10- Attachment and Change Management: Tools and Global Case Studies
Chapter 11- Past, Present, and Future Thoughts…
Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.