Thau, Stefan
May 2007
People Management;5/17/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p46
The article discusses a study conducted among 130 employees and their supervisors in a large clinical chemical laboratory in the Netherlands. The researchers asked employees to identify both actual and desired levels of belonging. They also asked supervisors to rate the extent to which subordinates engaged in harmful behavior. The author argues that it is not the actual level of belonging felt that matters to employees, but whether they desire more belonging than they actually get.


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