If I follow this correctly you should use a quick template with the "inherit" option checked for the fields you want to copy over.
actually, after doing all the above steps, I did create a new business role in the received workspace to have the value of the field!
i.e. HR > IT
I did build a New business role in IT workflow that triggers "On enter" the criteria have "general link" that I did create, finally the actions copy all linked fields.
And work fine as expected.