Individualization of work arrangements: a contextualized perspective on the rise and use of i-deals

P.M. Bal, XD Lub

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent issues in work & organizational psychology
EditorsC Cooper
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Pages153-164
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429468339
ISBN (Print)9781138604940, 9781138604971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Bal, P. M., & Lub, XD. (2018). Individualization of work arrangements: a contextualized perspective on the rise and use of i-deals. In C. Cooper (Ed.), Current issues in work & organizational psychology (pp. 153-164). Taylor and Francis Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429468339