The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.

Chapter 17: LGBTQIA Identities and Organizational Wellbeing

LGBTQIA Identities and Organizational Wellbeing

LGBTQIA identities and organizational wellbeing
Alys Bethan Einion-Waller

Introduction

It could be argued that one of the most important issues in equality of access to all of life's resources is employment. The focus of business models and organizational studies on the organization tends to view dominant models of understanding as those towards which employees must be aligned. However, in the emergence of queer theory as an understanding of the intellectual and applied facets of the complexities of queer life and experience, there is a growing awareness of the limitations of dominant ideologies when addressing the complexities of occupational life (Rumens, 2018) and organizational wellbeing.

In particular, with a growing understanding of the ways in which heteronormativity and ...

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