11. Change and Attachment to Place

  1. Professor Edward Finch
  1. Goksenin Inalhan1 and
  2. Professor Edward Finch2

Published Online: 16 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119967316.ch11

Facilities Change Management

Facilities Change Management

How to Cite

Inalhan, G. and Finch, E. (2011) Change and Attachment to Place, in Facilities Change Management (ed E. Finch), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119967316.ch11

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

  2. 2

    School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153461

Online ISBN: 9781119967316

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Keywords:

  • Place attachment;
  • Change implementation;
  • Mobile working;
  • Resistance to change;
  • Familiarity;
  • Territoriality in the workplace;
  • Place disruptions

Summary

This chapter considers the emotional effect of place attachment and the implications for change implementation. With the advent of mobile working and the ‘work anywhere anytime’ culture we are often led to believe that people are immune to the stress that arises from physical change. This chapter identifies the nature of place attachment and the implications for facilities managers seeking to overcome resistance to change. Understanding exactly what we ‘treasure’ in workplaces can go some way to overcoming change resistance.