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I-deals in further education? A new approach to managerial job design

I-deals in further education? A new approach to managerial job design

Page, Damien (2011) I-deals in further education? A new approach to managerial job design. Management in Education, 25 (4). pp. 182-187. ISSN 0892-0206 (Print), 1741-9883 (Online) (doi:10.1177/0892020611420633)

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Abstract

This paper discusses the neglected theme of job design in education. It argues that the traditional top-down method of designing work roles ignores the interests, abilities and needs of employees and leads to individuals adopting an unsanctioned approach to job design, ‘job crafting’. It is posited that a third approach is needed, that of ‘idiosyncratic deals' (or ‘i-deals'), which sees job design as a collaborative negotiation that has the potential to meet the needs of both organisation and employee. To ground this argument, the case of first-tier managers in further education (FE) is considered and a proposed framework of i-deals for this role is presented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Management in Education is published on behalf of the British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society (BELMAS).
Uncontrolled Keywords: job design, idiosyncratic deals, first tier managers, further education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:17
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6978

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