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The Box-Of-Chocolate Phenonema: Using narratives to improve staff morale in large organisations

BOEHM, Carola, Ainley, Carol, Bason, Paul, Din, Mo, Jones, Helen, Lewin, Rita, Rowe, Helen, Shutt, Mark and Stevens, Bev (2011) The Box-Of-Chocolate Phenonema: Using narratives to improve staff morale in large organisations. In: SRHE 2011: Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, 3 Nov 2011, Newport.

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In 2010 a group of senior managers of the Manchester Metropolitan University, one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom with over 4000 members of staff, started a project to explore ways of encouraging a more positive attitude amongst the wider staff community and to begin to change perceptions of the organisation, i.e to change the cultural narrative of their own institution.

The objectives of the project was to use narratives - as a richer set of data - to provide a deeper understanding of how staff develop different identification factors in relation to the institution, locally as well as corporate and to devise and implement a strategy that would allow the institution to create a new and more positive narrative about itself. The investigation resulted in the development of a major institutional-wide initiative, which is in its early stages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Humanities and Performing Arts
Event Title: SRHE 2011: Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference
Event Location: Newport
Event Dates: 3 Nov 2011
Depositing User: Carola BOEHM
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 14:51
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 14:51
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5181

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