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DIAS, Cledinaldo Aparecido; SIQUEIRA, Marcus Vinicius Soares  and  MEDEIROS, Bárbara Novaes. Boredom and work in organizations: from discomfort to re-signification. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.2, pp. 1-13. ISSN 2359-0769.

Contemplating the subject in the context of work is not limited to a productivist action, exclusively as an agent of change or transformation of its environment, as most of the guiding studies of the economic and administrative sciences do. More than that, it involves the perception of the individual as the subject of desire, fulfillment, and pursuit, yet marked by losses, frustrations, concerns, and emptiness. From this perspective, this theoretical article aims to analyze, from a multifaceted reading, especially in the philosophical and psychosocial context, the boredom in contemporary organizations in the light of the advent, and almost omnipotence and omnipresence, of managerialist ideology in organizations. It is essential to conceive of boredom beyond malaise so that it seeks to discuss it as a potential for reframing and reflection, as a mobilizing force for the desire to live. The reflections made in this theoretical essay indicate that it is not the escape or ignorance of boredom that will free man from the encounter with his existential void. It is the appreciation of boredom that will allow maturation so that man can resignify what no longer brings contentment to life.

Keywords : boredom; job; uneasiness; re-signification.

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