Shedding Light on Restorative Spaces and Faculty Well-Being

Rhew, Nicholas D., Jones, David, Sama, Linda M., Robinson, Sarah, Friedman, Victor J. and Egan, Mark (2021) Shedding Light on Restorative Spaces and Faculty Well-Being. Journal of Management Education, 45 (1). pp. 43-64. ISSN 1052-5629

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The nature of academic work has changed dramatically in recent decades, resulting in part in decreased well-being among faculty. In this article, we discuss these changes and their effects, with a focus on coping through restorative spaces. While faculty members may frequently conceal their restorative spaces in fear of how our time spent in them may be criticized, we seek to shed light on this important coping tool through sharing six unique restorative space narratives. Drawing from these vignettes, we encourage faculty members to share their own stories of restoration in their academic communities to counter the busyness narrative that pervades many academic spaces, and we call on colleges and universities to acknowledge and support the creation of restorative spaces for academics within their institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace health, stress, academic career development, business school culture, restoration, well-being
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2021 10:27
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:35

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