Year of Award
Professional Paper - Campus Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Communication Studies
Joel Iverson, Tom Sullivan
identity, organizational change, place, relocation
University of Montana
Relocation can be a difficult time for employees as they struggle to adjust to a new work environment. A work environment functions to allow employees to accomplish daily tasks related to their job. Workspace is also significant in providing employees with a sense of self. This research examined how a physical location provides individuals with a resource to draw upon to construct their personal identities and how such identities are disrupted during a change in place. This study reveals how individuals deal with a loss of place as a resource for their personal identities. It also uncovers successful strategies used to facilitate place identity alignment during relocation. Specifically, this research identified practical ways managers can facilitate place identity alignment during change, particularly relocation.
McKamey, Brigette Renee, "Rebuilding Place: Exploring Strategies to Align Place Identity During Relocation" (2012). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 802.
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