respond to their organizational positioning presented to them by organizational

Respond to their organizational positioning presented

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respond to their organizational positioning presented to them by organizational discourse, either by maintaining, strengthening, forming, resisting or revising the identities. Most people do not necessarily want to become what the organization or institution privileges but they are guided by situations. Alvesson thinks that college is one of those institutions where one might change his identity as they have the freedom and they might therefore choose an identity to discover themselves, see which identity best suits them or find out which one makes the most sense to them. Due to the new environment, interacting with new people, freedom and anxiety, college students develop new facets of their identities and shun others. To some developing new facets may be start taking small or large risks, adopting new images like having different friends or changing their dressing style, testing new behaviours, developing different morals or even adopting new religions. When I got into college, there was too much pressure within myself, from my parents and friends that I was to attain a certain grade. This
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IDENTITY 3 meant developing a new self. I was to spend more time in personal studies, with the tutors and in the library, something I was not used to in high school. I had to device a way out and I befriended all tutors and the library workers so that I could access the library even when it was not convenient.
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IDENTITY 4 References Eisenberg, E. M., Tretheway, A., LeGreco, M. & Goodland Jr, H. L. (2007). Organizational Community: Balancing, Creativity and Constraint. Boston: Bedford/ St. Martins publishers.
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