More broadly, our results suggest that dual identity organizations might attract members focused on a select identity, but fail to imbue them with a blended identity; thus, limiting the extent to which such organizations can truly “redirect” future career choices.
We thank Helping Hands’ founders and members for allowing us to spend time with them, responding to our questions, and accommodating our multiple requests. We also are extremely grateful to Henrich Greve and Marc-David Seidel for their guidance on this chapter, and to Jean Bartunek, Hrach Bedrosian, Shelley Brickson, Art Brief, Israel Drori, Robin Ely, Anne-Laure Fayard, Jeff Polzer, Marya Besharov, Frances Milliken, Greg Northcraft, Anne-Claire Pache, Mike Pratt, Naomi Rothman, and David Whetten for helpful comments on earlier drafts. Many thanks as well to Arielle Lévy and Caroline Longerna for sharing their Helping Hands data with us; to Viviana Jimenez, Graham Jones, Patricia Osborne, and Emily Smith for their translation work; and to Grace Bang and Lisa Riva for research assistance.
Anteby, M. and Wrzesniewski, A. (2014), "In search of the self at work: Young adults’ experiences of a dual identity organization Both authors contributed equally to this chapter.
Both authors contributed equally to this chapter.
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