By Laura Morgan Roberts
Within the new international of labor and corporations, developing and conserving a good id is consequential and not easy for people, for teams and for businesses. New demanding situations for confident identification development and upkeep require new conception. This edited quantity uncovers new themes and new theoretical techniques to id during the particular specialise in confident identities of people, teams, enterprises and groups. This quantity goals to forge new floor in id examine and agencies via a compilation of recent frame-breaking chapters on confident id written by means of major id students. In chapters that construct theoretical and empirical bridges among identification and development, authenticity, relationships, desire, sustainability, management, resilience, cooperation, and group recognition and different very important variables, the authors jumpstart an exhilarating area of study on new ways in which paintings businesses are websites of and individuals to identities which are invaluable or necessary to participants or collectives. This quantity invitations readers to think about, "When and the way does using a favorable lens to the build of id generate new insights for organizational researchers?" a distinct function of this quantity is that it brings jointly explorations of identification from a number of degrees of study: person, dyadic, staff, association and group. observation chapters combine the chapters inside of each one point of study, light up center subject matters and unearth new questions. the quantity is designed to complete 3 pursuits: to set up confident Identities and organisations as an interdisciplinary, multi-level area of inquiry To combine a spotlight on confident id with current thought and learn on identification and companies To map out a colourful new study territory in organizational reviews . This quantity will attract a global neighborhood of students in administration, Psychology, and Sociology, in addition to practitioners who search to generate confident identity-related dynamics, states and results in paintings businesses.
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We provide an overall answer to this question within what we call “identity threat jujitsu,” a term we coined to conjure the imagery of using the very power of the threat as the thrust toward positive change. In kung fu, an art of self-defense practiced anciently in China and throughout the modern world, an individual uses the forces of the attacker to his or her own advantage rather than merely responding with equal force. Previous invocations of the jujitsu imagery in organizational literature have included treatments on “tempered radicals” and on emotional discipline (Manz, 2003; Meyerson, 2003).
I mean, I cannot think of a greater species of hell than being like the same as I was twenty-ﬁve years ago. People who have come to some clarity about what they really want to do and what their gifts enable them to and have found a way to do that, then you can just go ahead and be who you are, feel what you feel and operate with some degree of integration and integrity and not be pulled apart in so many ways. —Both quotes from Episcopal priests1 1 Although this chapter is not built on our other work with Episcopal clergy (Kreiner, Hollensbe, & Sheep, 2006a; Kreiner, Hollensbe, & Sheep, in press), we do draw from our qualitative database in a few instances to better explicate our major arguments.
Individuals face 32 • Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations identity threats when their sense of self is called into question. ”) (Ethier & Deaux, 1994). , Blanz, Mummendey, Mielke, & Klink, 1998; Breakwell, 1983, 1986; Elsbach, 2003). Typically, identity threat research focuses on coping or minimizing threat. ” We suggest that the other side of the coin be examined in the context of identity growth— namely, instead of coping with or minimizing the threat, an individual can transform the identity threat into a growth opportunity—more in line with the concept of resilience.