Shattering the Myth of Separate Worlds: Negotiating Nonwork Identities at Work

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleShattering the Myth of Separate Worlds: Negotiating Nonwork Identities at Work Author(S)Lakshmi Ramarajan (Author)
Abstract  How much of our self is defined by our work? Fundamental changes in the social organization of work are destabilizing the relationship between work and the self. As a result, parts of the self traditionally considered outside the domain of work—that is, nonwork identities—are increasingly affected by organizations and occupations. Based on an interdisciplinary review of literature on identity and work, we develop a model of how people negotiate nonwork identities (e.g., national, gender, family) in the context of organizational/occupational pressures and personal preferences regarding this identity ...Paginationp 621-644
SubjectManagementDescriptorsManagement
Journal TitleThe Academy of Management Review  
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