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Metaphors of faith and routine resistance: First Tier Managers in further education

Metaphors of faith and routine resistance: First Tier Managers in further education

Page, Damien (2013) Metaphors of faith and routine resistance: First Tier Managers in further education. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), 4 (4). pp. 1168-1174. ISSN 2040-2589

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Abstract

Drawing on a study of First Tier Managers (FTMs) in further education colleges, this paper presents a typology of the role based upon metaphors of faith. The study found that faith in their work and in the transformational potential of education was an essential element of FTMs’ motivation, hardiness and coping strategies and positioned each manager as fundamentalist, priest, convert or martyr. The paper argues that faith is also an important antecedent of organisational resistance and that the types of workplace resistance enacted are determined by the metaphorical faith positioning of each manager. It concludes that, while faith is an essential part of employee motivation, it also fuels the likelihood of resistance when that faith is challenged.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This paper was published in the conference proceedings for the London International Conference on Education 2012 (LICE-2012), held 19-22 November 2012, in London, UK. The paper was subsequently selected for publication and an extended version of the paper was published in the Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: further education, first tier managers, routine resistance, metaphors of faith
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Education & Community Studies
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 07:39
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11007

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