The modern worker: a framework for individual choice

HOLLAND, Claire (2019). The modern worker: a framework for individual choice. In: BAM2019 Conference Proceedings. British Academy of Management.

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The new world of work is upon us and with it brings a period of constant change and new workplace challenges (Bauman, 2000 and Canzler, Kaufmann and Kesselring, 2008). Mirroring societal changes of a focus on the individual, movement from deferred to instant gratification and a desire for flexibility; the modern workforce is changing. Previous research has taken a top down approach, focusing on a governmental and organisational perspective on the future of work (See Hyman and Summers, 2007 and Lewis et al. 2008). This paper takes a bottom up approach, exploring what the modern worker looks like and questions what is shaping individual work choices. The paper draws on findings from a wider piece of ethnographic research which included interviews with lifestyle orientated workers. Findings reflect current work relations tensions with a movement away from governmental and organisational control towards individuals regulating and controlling workplace policies.

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