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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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SARRIERA, Jorge Castellá  and  SILVA, Marli Appel da. The postmodern managers: changes in work and subjectivity. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2003, vol.3, n.2, pp. 35-62. ISSN 1984-6657.

This research analyzes how life experiences and subjectivities of private organizations managers are built in face of Work in Postmodernity. We made use of non-structured individual interview and Spink's method for information analysis. Five people were interviewed: one female and four males, aged 43, 49, 46, 36 and 28 years old, from the banking sector, transformation industry, services, retail trade and medical sector. Three companies were multinational and two were national. All of them have established the Work by Process. The meaning attributed to work by these managers is permeated by gender and age issues, built from ideologies of Market Fundamentalism by contradictions and alienation, leading to superficiality in the interpretation of work and its intersecting spheres (family, leisure time, etc.). Furthermore, the forms of confronting daily work activities on the part of these managers reveal to be adaptable.

Keywords : executive; postmodernity; work; subjectivity.

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