Seven challenges for sexualities, intimacy and non-sexualities at work: What (and what not) to do?

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Workplaces are typically highly gendered – often dramatically so, in terms of organisational hierarchies of authority, divisions of labour, and many other features. Yet, at first sight, many organisations might appear to convey an air of gender-neutrality, even sexlessness, and may present, or might like to present, an image of themselves as sites of genderless and sexless professionalism. The office or the factory can seem at times dull passionless places. But … then again workplaces are not just deeply gendered, but are also places of sexuality, intimacy (and distance), and ambiguous mixes with non-sexuality – often also along with all kinds of antagonisms and violations. So, what is going on with sexuality, intimacy and what can be called non-sexualities at work?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVibrant Collaboration : How more Honesty and Intimacy in Teams Leads to Better Collaboration
EditorsHeinz Robert
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationHamburg
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-347-38784-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-347-38785-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeD2 Article in a professional reserarch book (incl. editor's introduction, manuals, guides)


  • 512 Business and Management
  • teamwork
  • teams
  • sexuality
  • intimacy
  • violence
  • MeToo
  • COVID-19

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising


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