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By Henrich R. Greve

This quantity of analysis within the Sociology of labor starts off with a deceptively uncomplicated query of, "Do occasions and reviews in the course of formative years effect the paintings results of people after they succeed in adulthood?" whereas firstly look uncomplicated, the query has a variety of theoretical and functional implications, that are lined in a compelling set of contributions. the amount comprises new and exploratory research  Read more...

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Ultimately, functional multiple identities might be more of a managerial hope than an integrated reality for lower-level newcomers. Our results suggest that organizational members might not be equally aware of and responsive to the different organizational identities in play. 40 MICHEL ANTEBY AND AMY WRZESNIEWSKI By focusing on lower-level members, we suggest that these members may focus solely on the identity that originally attracted them, thus challenging the organization to acquaint them with its other identity or identities and highlighting the ability of members to enact their own meanings of their experiences within the same organization (Wrzesniewski & Dutton, 2001; Wrzesniewski, Dutton, & Debebe, 2003).

Helping Hands administered this survey to key contacts at nonprofit organizations that hosted volunteer groups during the 2001À2002 volunteering period to assess their views of and satisfaction with Helping Young Adults’ Experiences of a Dual Identity Organization 25 Hands. The response rate was 90 percent; 54 of 60 partner organizations responded. Both authors coded each organization’s response to an openended item asking what kind of organization Helping Hands is; our coding classified the responding organizations’ characterizations of Helping Hands as a community-service organization, a youth development organization, or both.

Helping others). Future research should examine these programs and compare their members’ identity dynamics and career outcomes under single and dual identity structures. Limitations Our study obviously suffers from some limitations. First, it is possible that factors other than members’ interactions help explain the mixed organizational outcomes we found. For instance, the fact that many drifters join Helping Hands renders accomplishing its organizational goals both relevant and challenging.

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