Physical Separation in the Workplace: Separation Cues, Separation Awareness, and Employee Motivation

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    Physical separation is pervasive in organizations, and has powerful effects on employee motivation and organizational behaviors. However, research shows that workplace separation is characterized by a variety of tradeoffs, tensions, and challenges that lead to both positive and negative outcomes. We develop new theory on the nature, antecedents, and motivational implications of separation awareness—a psychological state in which people are aware of their physical separation from others—and proffer a model of the mechanisms that link separation and motivation. We distinguish between control and autonomy affirmation as psychological states that are triggered by physical separation in the workplace, and discuss individual and context specific moderators, as well as motivational implications of separation awareness. In doing so, we reconcile the seemingly contradicting findings that have been produced in past research on the motivational and affective consequences of physical separation in organizations.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftEuropean Management Journal
    Vol/bind33
    Udgave nummer6
    Sider (fra-til)462-471
    Antal sider10
    ISSN0263-2373
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015

    Emneord

    • Work motivation
    • Separation
    • Self-determination theory

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