Individual work identity, or the way individuals define themselves in the workplace, is composed of a combination of organizational, professional, and other identities. Such identities, and the related patterns of identification, shape the roles individuals enact and the corresponding ways they behave in the workplace, e.g. their social networks. In this paper, drawing on recent contributions on identity in organizations, we interpret the preference or desire to work on different tasks at the same time (polychronicity) as part of individuals’ work identity and we explore how polychronicity, and professional and organizational identification are related to the patterns of interactions in the workplace. Specifically, we test a moderated mediated model where the relationship between individual polychronicity and network centrality is mediated by the perception of organizational polychronicity and moderated by the strength of professional and organizational identification. Adopting a mixed methods approach, we collected qualitative and quantitative data for R&D professionals employed in a world-leading company of the alternative energy industry. Theoretical and practical implications, together with future research directions, are discussed.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Autori:||F. Bertolotti; J. Dukerich; E. Mattarelli; D.M. Macrì|
|Titolo:||The interplay between work identity and polychronicity in R&D professionals' social networks|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Abstract in Atti di Convegno|
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