Drawing on the author’s experiences as well as her research program, this chapter explores the tension between having a clear future work self, a vision of one’s hopes and aspirations in relation to work, and confronting a reality that likely involves setbacks, failures, and self-doubt. The author explores how our future work selves are shaped, questioned, abandoned, and reinvented throughout our academic careers, and how despite a changing landscape in academia they may provide a sense of purpose and direction. Finally, the chapter explores the impact scholars in turn have on others’ future work selves as they advance into senior positions.
STRAUSS, K. (2021). Future work selves in academia. Dans: Tomislav Hernaus, Matej Černe eds. Becoming an Organizational Scholar. 1 ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, pp. 95-108.