Conflict, resistance and the symbolic meaning of space: Activity Based Work and possibilities to express work-related identities in everyday working life
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The article focuses on a current trend in office design: Activity Based Work (ABW). This is an office solution that instead of providing employees with designated places, it provides them with a variety of spaces in the office that offer different functionalities. A case study is presented of the ongoing effort of a multinational technology company in the software industry to implement ABW at a local site in Sweden. Based on an analysis of the individual and focus group interviews of company employees, the article argues that the non-territorial foundation of ABW is seen as a threat to the work-related identity among certain groups within the company. The findings presented comprise specific insights into how the material aspects of organizational life interact with social identity construction.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
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