TITLE

Work, play and boredom

AUTHOR(S)
Butler, Nick; Olaison, Lena; Sliwa, Martyna; Sørensen, Bent Meier; Spoelstra, Sverre
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization;Nov2011, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p329
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the amalgamation of play with work environment in organizations. They state that organizations are becoming more open in incorporating fun and playfulness at work and points out how until recently play was viewed as a counter-proposition of work. They also suggest how workplaces are becoming more fun place to work in and highlight the correlation between work, play and boredom.
ACCESSION #
75650541

 

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