Lawrence and Phillips 2019 - Constructing Organizational Life - Chapter 2 The Social-Symbolic Work Perspective
Lawrence, T. B., & Phillips, N. 2019. Constructing organizational life: How social-symbolic work shapes selves, organizations, and institutions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (pp. 14-51).
28 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2023
Date Written: May 18, 2019
In this chapter we:
1. Discuss the cultural shifts that have made social-symbolic work increasingly common and important.
2. Define and explain the concept of social-symbolic work.
3. Present a process model of social-symbolic work useful in analyzing instances of work.
4. Summarize the forms of social-symbolic work on which the book will focus.
Keywords: social-symbolic work, institutional work, organization work, self work, identity work, boundary work, technology work, strategy work
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