Behavioural ambidexterity: effects on individual well-being and high performance work in academia

Raidén, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-7176-1139, Räisänen, C. and Kinman, R., 2019. Behavioural ambidexterity: effects on individual well-being and high performance work in academia. Journal of Further and Higher Education. ISSN 0309-877X

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Abstract

Academic work demands behavioural ambidexterity: the ability to simultaneously demonstrate exploration (creativity in research and/or in innovative teaching and learning practice) and exploitation (compliance with quality assurance). However, little is known about the effects of behavioural ambidexterity on the well-being of individual employees. We explore the experiences of men working in academic roles at universities in Sweden and the UK. More specifically, we examine the relations between behavioural ambidexterity and perceptions of well-being using an interpretative approach based on narrative analysis. Despite societal differences between Sweden and the UK, academics in both countries felt ill-equipped to fulfil the demands for ambidexterity. This resulted in mixed performance outcomes with serious implications for well-being. We identify and discuss the influence of personal circumstances and the role of agency in work design as two key antecedents of positive well-being outcomes.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Further and Higher Education
Creators: Raidén, A., Räisänen, C. and Kinman, R.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 8 April 2019
ISSN: 0309-877X
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10.1080/0309877X.2019.1596232DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 03 May 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 10:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36387

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