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dc.contributor.authorRogiers, Philip
dc.contributor.authorDe Stobbeleir, Katleen
dc.contributor.authorViaene, Stijn
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-15T04:50:04Z
dc.date.available2020-07-15T04:50:04Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5465/amd.2019.0093
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/6527
dc.description.abstractAs employees cannot always readily stretch their competencies and professional identity on the job through regular job crafting, we ask the question: are there alternative ways of crafting inside organizations through which people can stretch themselves? Using grounded theory methods, we step into the shoes of federal employees active in Open Opportunities, a digital market for temporary assignments in the U.S. federal government. We find that employees use such temporary assignments to craft a liminal space in which they can explore new skills, establish new professional ties, and claim new professional identities unavailable in their full-time jobs. However, due to its visibility, this way of crafting can also generate substantial supervisory pressures resisting it. These pressures may induce an image cost, and trigger increased frustration, stress, and strain in people’s jobs. As we describe this new job crafting pattern, we pay attention to both its benefits and burdens, and the impact thereof on people’s efforts to stretch themselves at work. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our study and its consequences for future research on job crafting, professional identity development, and the future of work.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAcademy of Managementen_US
dc.subjectCareers and Socializationen_US
dc.subjectCareer Issuesen_US
dc.subjectNetworksen_US
dc.subjectIntra-organizational Networksen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal & Team Processesen_US
dc.subjectSocial Identity Theoryen_US
dc.subjectTraining Development & Learningen_US
dc.subjectSkill Acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectAttitudes & Motivationen_US
dc.subjectEmpowermenten_US
dc.subjectHuman Resource Management & Work Designen_US
dc.subjectJob Characteristics & Designen_US
dc.titleStretch yourself: Benefits and burdens of job crafting that goes beyond the joben_US
dc.identifier.journalAcademy of Management Discoveriesen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2168-1007
vlerick.knowledgedomainHuman Resource Managementen_US
vlerick.typearticleJournal articleen_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentPOen_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOMen_US
dc.identifier.vperid190478en_US
dc.identifier.vperid64179en_US
dc.identifier.vperid76321en_US


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