This chapter explores the impact societal changes have had on idiosyncratic-deals (i-deals) and discusses how contextual factors have impacted the rise and use of i-deals in the workplace. It also discusses the trend of individualization of society, which has ultimately led to individualization of the workplace, providing the necessary ground for i-deals in the workplace. The chapter argues that i-deals are both the result of societal trends and are influenced by societal trends, particularly in the current global economic crisis. It elaborates on the theoretical assumptions underlying the functioning of i-deals in the workplace. The chapter describes how i-deals and interest in i-deals research have been inspired and to a great extent caused by societal changes and trends. I-deals have been described as the opportunity for personalization or customization of work arrangements that provide people with jobs and careers that are accommodated to their abilities, needs, and wishes.
|Title of host publication||Current issues in work & organizational psychology|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Ltd.|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138604940, 9781138604971|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|