Homes at Work (10-22-21)

Larson investigated workplace experiences.  She determined via interviews that “workers use various practices including personalization and reconfiguration of one’s workspace, creating positive meanings, carving out private spaces, and creating community to create home at work. The humanistic geography literature suggests that workers undergo these activities in order to thrive and live an authentic human existence. In light of changes to work, organizations, and society, it seems that work may be an increasing source of attachment for workers and that homemaking at work facilitates this connection.”

Elizabeth Larson.  2021.  “Creating Home at Work:  Humanistic Geography and Placemaking in Organizations.”  Culture and Organization, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 437-455, https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2020.1861453