Category Archives: identity

Crew Orientation in the Fast Food Industry – Regulating Employees’ Behaviour, Emotions, and Identities

The other day one of my students told me about the McDonalds Crew Orientation Modules available on Youtube. I think it might be a good idea sharing them with you as you might wish to use them to show your … Continue reading

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Book Suggestion: Understanding Identity & Organizations

Today I would like to suggest a book to you; A book that you could use for teaching the subject ‘identity in organizations’. Since I work with the identity concept I am looking for a book that I could use … Continue reading

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An Exercise on Identity in Organizations

Here is a sketch of a little exercise on identity in organizations, which could help to familiarize students with the identity concept. Ask each of your students to spend one or two minutes to introduce themselves to the other students … Continue reading

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Squeezing Identity In

Do you also wonder, why the topic of identity, which gained a lot of prominence in Organization Studies, has not yet found its entry into OB teaching? At least this question appears when one has a look into the numerous … Continue reading

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Male flight attendants’ identity work

I assume that not many of us struggle explaining to our students how male flight attendants have to work on their identity as a reaction to for example being employed in a sex-stereotyped occupation and the emotional labour that is … Continue reading

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The Psychic Life of Neo-liberalism

Neo-liberalist ideology constitutes one of the scene-setting issues for understanding Organisational Behaviour, I believe. No matter whether you refer to private enterprises, public organisations or governmental institutions, many, if not most of the so-called Western countries adopted the ideology of … Continue reading

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