Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Ties that Bind: Social Networks, Person-Organization Fit and Turnover Intention

The authors argue that employees exist in social networks that shape employee attitudes and behavior. They find that strong relationships with coworkers reduce intent to leave but do not uncover strong support that external networks increase turnover intention. In addition, an employee whose personal values mesh with those of the organization are more likely to make a long-term commitment to that organization. This paper is published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2007-027
  • Author(s): Donald P. Moynihan and Sanjay K. Pandey