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Management faith and resistance in further education: the case of first tier managers

Management faith and resistance in further education: the case of first tier managers

Page, Damien (2012) Management faith and resistance in further education: the case of first tier managers. In: London International Conference on Education 2012, 19-21 Nov 2012, Heathrow, Middlesex, UK. (Unpublished)

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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: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the London International Conference on Education 2012 held from 19-22 November 2012 in Heathrow, Middlesex, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: further education, first tier managers, faith in organisations, routine resistance, organisational resistance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Lifelong Learning & Teacher Education
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9290

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