Barnes and Wineman investigated employees’ bonds to their workplaces. At the 2017 SPSP conference they reported that data were collected in the course of a workplace redesign project: “In a longitudinal study our team examined worker satisfaction, wellbeing, work effectiveness and engagement within workplace environments on a large university campus. Findings suggest that perception of loss is a predictor of [lower] worker satisfaction and that designing for functional fit does not solve the impact of perceived loss.”
Janice Barnes and Jean Wineman. 2017. “Perception of Loss and Workplace Satisfaction.” Society of Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, January 21, San Antonio, TX, Program, p. 151.