Unformatted text preview: claims. This does not just simply involve feelings of ownership, but rather the actions taken to maintain that ownership in the eyes of others. Why are workers in cubicles highly likely to personalize their spaces? They do this in order to lay claim to a personal area. Also, the need to express oneself causes people to sometimes personalize cubicles. What is the function of putting your name on your office door? Because they are used as markers to display to others that this is that person’s personal area. Basically, to claim personal territory. How can territorial behavior affect workers’ sense of organizational commitment? Territoriality and personalization can motivate workers, and it helps to create better employee relationships. When someone lays claim to something, they are more likely to value and nurture it....
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- Spring '09
- Psychology, Territory, 175, Personalization, Noel Mejia Soci, individual expressing territoriality