ERIC Number: EJ1034808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
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Reference Count: 45
Deconstructing Dominance: Toward a Reconceptualization of the Relationship between Collective and Individual Identities, Globalization, and Learning at Work
Mizzi, Robert C.; Rocco, Tonette S.
Human Resource Development Review, v12 n3 p364-382 Sep 2013
Through this article, we assert that given the individual-oriented literature on identity, and the fact that workplaces are increasingly becoming globalized, collective identities might struggle and run up against dominant, individualistic forms of identity-formation. This struggle may have serious implications for workplace practices, including workplace learning. Through our reflective analysis on various identity-formation theories, we argue for a reconfiguration of workplaces and workplace learning to consider collective perspectives on identity-formation so that work can be more relevant and responsive to the plural needs of workers. Such a move may create a workspace that validates and values workers' identity-differences.
Descriptors: Individualism, Collectivism, Workplace Learning, Theories, Identification, Labor Force Development, Global Approach, Culture
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