Sub-theme 21: Overwork, Identity and the Autonomy/Control Paradox in Professional Organizations

Blagoy Blagoev, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Laura Empson, Cass Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Renate Ortlieb, University of Graz, Austria
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Overwork in Professional Service Firms
Chair: Laura Empson
Scott M. Allan, James Faulconbridge and Pete Thomas
The fearful and anxious professional: Partner experiences of working in the financialized professional services firm
Onno Bouwmeester, Barbara Versteeg and Koen van Bommel
It’s not like that! Accentuation of psychological taint in management consulting
Discussant: Jackie Ford
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Overwork and Professional Identity
Chair: Blagoy Blagoev
Rikard Sandberg, Martin Löwstedt and Christine Räisänen
The indispensable site manager: Normalization of overwork in the construction industry
Rita Järventie-Thesleff
Brand centred control: Torn between adequate and excessive quality
Helen Park and Amanda M. Peticca-Harris
Mistakes, identity and new product development teams: The professionalization of messing up
Discussant: Onno Bouwmeester
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Antecedents and Consequences of Workaholism
Chair: Renate Ortlieb
Orit Shamai
Who is the ideal worker? An examination of differences in cognitive happiness underlying overwork
Thomas Sorreda, Jean-Philippe Bouilloud and Ghislain Deslandes
The paradox of professional mentoring, cause and solution of burnout in management consulting
Sandrine Hollet-Haudebert
Work addiction and mithridatisation
Discussant: Christian Hirt
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Self-management Techniques
Chair: Blagoy Blagoev
Louis Florin and François Pichault
Exploring the autonomy/control paradox of independent professionals: Towards an analytical framework
Silvana Weiss and Renate Ortlieb
Autonomy under control: Researchers as “guardians of their own time”
Brad Aeon and Alexandra Panaccio
Time's up: The case against time management
Discussant: Stefan Sauer
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Autonomy, Control and Independent Work
Chair: Renate Ortlieb
Maud Gregoire
Achieving autonomy through alternative work organisation: A case study of a self-managed collective of professionals
Yeeun Choi, Federico Magni, Beatrice Manzoni and Medhanie Gaim
The effects of Family-to-Work Enrichment on Creativity within Creative Professional Service Firms: Do Boundary Management Strategies Help?
Discussant: Thomas Sorreda

Wrap-up of days 1 and 2 by Georg Schreyögg
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Practices and Policies for Reducing Working Hours
Chair: Blagoy Blagoev
Stefan Sauer and Manuel Nicklich
About throwing and catching the ball: Self-management and autonomy in agile project teams
Christian Hirt and Renate Ortlieb
‘Premium Friday’ in South Korea – Why are public employees reluctant to leave work in the early afternoon?
Julie Delisle
Overwork despite best employer practices? The Autonomy Paradox in a multi-project organization
Discussant: Rita Järventie-Thesleff
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, TLÜ, Silva, S-428
Professional Identities and Work-life Boundaries
Chair: Laura Empson
Jackie Ford, Karen Correia da Silva, Kathryn Watson, Kyle Griffith, Usman Aslam and Catherine Cassell
‘55 is the new 35 isn’t it?’ Career narratives of older female workers in the retail sector
Discussant: Brad Aeon