Systematic Avocating

Green, Jan and Binsardi, Ben (2014) Systematic Avocating. Grounded Theory Review, 13 (2). pp. 70-79. ISSN 1556-1550

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Abstract

Feeling obliged to undertake complex research tasks outside core working hours is a common occurrence in academia. Detailed and timely research projects are expected; the creation and defence of sufficient intervals within a crowded working schedule is one concern explored in this short version paper. Merely working longer hours fails to provide a satisfactory solution for individuals experiencing concerns of this nature. Personal effort and drive are utilised and requires the application of mental mustering and systematic procedures. The attitude to research work is treating the task as a hobby conceptualised as avocating. Whilst this provides a personal solution through immersion in the task, this approach should raise concerns for employers. The flexibility of grounded theory is evident and the freedom to draw on various bodies of knowledge provides fresh insight into a problem that occurs in organizations in many sectors experiencing multiple priorities. The application of the core category, systematic avocating, may prove beneficial.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Avocating, flow, personal drive, time management, support mechanisms
Members: Glynd┼Ár University
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 09:23
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:32
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9058

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