Shared identity in organizational stress and change

Van Dick, Rolf (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany ; Work Research Institute (AFI), Oslo, Norway) ; Ciampa, Valeria (University of Trento, Italy) ; Liang, Shuang (Haute école d’ingénierie et de gestion du canton de Vaud, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale ; University of Zurich, Switzerland)

The social identity approach has been found very useful for the understanding of a range of phenomena within and across organizations. It has been applied in particular to analyze employees’ stress and well-being at work and their reactions to organizational change. In this paper, we argue that there is a mismatch between the theoretical notion of shared identities in teams and organizations and empirical research, which largely focuses on the individual employee's identification with his or her social categories at work. We briefly review the literature in the two areas of stress and change and conclude with an agenda for future research.


Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IIDE - Institut Interdisciplinaire du Développement de l'Entreprise
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2018-10
Pagination:
6 p.
Published in:
Current Opinion in Psychology
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018, vol. 23, p. 20-25
DOI:
ISSN:
2352-250X
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