Who decides where we work - the individual, the collective or the institution? Narratives of legitimizing hybrid work practices

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Abstract

We examine how knowledge workers use narratives to legitimize their hybrid work practices in post-Covid-19 work life. We identify three narratives, the ‘individualist’, the ‘collectivist’, and the ‘institutionalist’, as alternative perspectives of hybrid work that people draw on to legitimize their workplace choices to support performativity and well-being. This study contributes to research on organizational policy implementation by explaining how narrative constructions are used to legitimate different choices within same organizations that go through a transition from forced remote work to hybrid work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Publication date03.01.2023
Pages699-708
Publication statusPublished - 03.01.2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Number2023
ISSN (Electronic)2572-6862

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • virtual collaboration
  • organizations and networks
  • discourse
  • flexible work policy
  • hybrid work
  • narrative
  • social norm

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