To Work or Not to Work: Construction of Meaning of Work and Making Work Choices

Anuradha, M V and Srinivas, E S and Singhal, Manish and Ramnarayan, S (2014) To Work or Not to Work: Construction of Meaning of Work and Making Work Choices. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 39 (02).

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Abstract

Meaning of work as explored in this study refers to the function that organizational paid employment serves for people. Is work a means of fulfilling social and economic expectations? Is it a means through which an individual can learn and grow personally? Is it a means of earning a living? Or is it an opportunity for people to express and apply their talents and expertise? In the real world, work could mean all of these together. However, when participants were asked about the meaning of work, their responses indicated the predominance of one meaning at any given time.

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Srinivas, E SUNSPECIFIED
Ramnarayan, SUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meaning of Work, Grounded Theory, Work Choices, Awareness of Interests, Social Metaphors of Work, White Collared Jobs
Subjects: Business and Management
Depositing User: Veeramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 18:04
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2014 18:04
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/309
Publisher URL: http://www.vikalpa.com/
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