Solidarity Through Difference


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Solidarity Through Difference

Show simple item record Holck, Lotte 2017-11-28T10:35:59Z 2017-11-28T10:35:59Z 2017-11-28
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study explores the intricate linkage between organizing in diverse teams and relational (in)equality. Literature on diversity in teams predominantly applies a positivist approach prescriptive of how to compose the ‘successful’ diverse team while drawing up process gains and losses. Relying on an ethnographic study of diverse teams in a Danish subsidiary of a multinational service company renowned for its diversity profile and organizing work in diverse teams this article gives a nuanced picture of the relational dynamics of diverse teams both hindering and increasing relational (in)equality. It is explored how diversity is linked to paradoxical processes of gendered and ethnified hierarchies based in stereotypical in- and out-groups as well as (organic) solidarity through difference. Drawing on these paradoxical processes, the analysis unfolds how equality in diverse teams might be fostered by team practices that stress members’ heterogeneity and avoid reducing minority members to mere representatives of a (stigmatized) social group. These are furthermore team practices that strengthening team solidarity trough openness to difference. en_US
dc.format.extent 10 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Diversity en_US
dc.subject.other Mechanic and organic solidarity en_US
dc.subject.other Relational (in)equality en_US
dc.subject.other Teams en_US
dc.title Solidarity Through Difference en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at the IFMA World Workplace Conference in Houston October 19th 2017 en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2017 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Exploring the Linkage Between Team Diversity and Micro-practices of (in)equality en_US

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