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GPs are from Mars, Administrators are from Venus: The Role of Misaligned Occupational Dispositions in Inhibiting Mandated Role Change

Wiedner, R., Nigam, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6772-9643 and da Silva, J. (2020). GPs are from Mars, Administrators are from Venus: The Role of Misaligned Occupational Dispositions in Inhibiting Mandated Role Change. Work and Occupations, doi: 10.1177/0730888420918643

Abstract

Research on mandated occupational role change focuses on jurisdictional conflict to explain change failure. Our study of the English National Health Service highlights the role of occupational dispositions in shaping how mandated role change is implemented by members of multiple occupational groups. We find that tension stemming from misaligned dispositions may emerge as members of different occupations interact during their role change implementation efforts. Depending on dispositional responses to tension, change may fail as members of the different occupations avoid interactions. This suggests that effective role change can be elusive even in the initial absence of conflicting occupational interests.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Accepted for publication in Works and Occupations. Re-use is restricted to non-commercial and no derivatives. Copyright © 2020, the authors.
Publisher Keywords: role change; occupational dispositions; healthcare management; inter-occupational relations
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 12:31
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23917
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