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Note on a work life (qualifying as a new sport for the Olympic Games): When performance management and contemporary work life are in perfect harmony

Introduction

I often wonder whether contemporary work life could qualify as a distinct sports event for the Olympic Games? Once in a while, I catch a glimpse of indications that this might be the case. This note is an allegory of contemporary work life as an elite sport told by high profiled management consultants.

'A career is nothing without a personal life': On the social machine in the call for authentic employees

Introduction

Original brands. Authentic managers. Employees that express themselves at work. Authenticity seems to be an increasingly central marker for an efficient and flexible organization. According to bestsellers such as Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want ‘business today… is all about being real’ (Gilmore and Pine, 2007: 1).

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