The bored self in knowledge work

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Abstract

This article draws attention to reported experiences of boredom in knowledge work. Drawing on extensive qualitative data gathered at two management consultancy firms, we analyze these experiences as a particular interaction with identity regulation and work experiences. We conceptualize the reports of the bored self as a combination of unfilled aspirations and the sense of stagnation, leading to an arrested identity. Our contribution is to expand extant conceptualizations of employee interactions with identity regulation, in particular relating to identity work and identification. The findings provide a critical rendering of the glamourized image of knowledge work.

Detaljer

Författare
Externa organisationer
  • European University Viadrina
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Royal Holloway University of London
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Företagsekonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)61-83
Antal sidor23
TidskriftHuman Relations
Volym69
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2016 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa