Feeling Good and Being Inspired on Campus : Meaningful Work in Academia
Riivari, E., Malin, V., Jääskelä, P., & Lukkari, T. (2020). Feeling Good and Being Inspired on Campus : Meaningful Work in Academia. In M. Fotaki, G. Islam, & A. Antoni (Eds.), Business Ethics and Care in Organizations (pp. 157-171). Routledge. Routledge Studies in Business Ethics, 20. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429029943-10
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DisciplineOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMKieletResponsible Management, Learning, Digitalization & StrategyJohtaminenVastuullinen liiketoiminta (painoala)KasvatustiedeBasic or discovery scholarshipApplied or integration/application scholarshipTeaching and learning scholarshipOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMLanguagesResponsible Management, Learning, Digitalization & StrategyManagement and LeadershipResponsible Business (focus area)EducationBasic or discovery scholarshipApplied or integration/application scholarshipTeaching and learning scholarship
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Theories related to good and caring organisations have gained interest amongst researchers. In particular, the concept of meaningful work has been under discussion recently in academia. This study contributes to knowledge of the concept of meaningful work by examining it from the perspective of good and caring organisations in the higher education context. Our focus this chapter is on the positive opportunities individual lecturers have to make their own work meaningful and to promote their students’ experiences of meaningfulness. The empirical findings are based on the analysis of qualitative data collected from a management course with special attention to relational features, such as dialogue, collaboration and communication, that have been found to be crucial to meaningful work and good organisations.
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