Making People Grow: A New Understanding of Organisational Ethics with Deleuze and Guattari

Viviana Meschitti

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Deleuze and Guattari’s scholarly production is not an easy read, and it might be open to more interpretations. However, some of their concepts provide a useful framework for investigating organisational ethics and the kind of organisational practices which might support ethics. This chapter introduces Deleuze and Guattari, focusing on the concepts of becoming, becoming-minority and desire, to build a conceptual and analytical framework which form an ‘ethics of becoming’. The ethics of becoming uniquely highlights the mutual connections between development of individual career paths and organisational ethics. The final objective is to show the potential of this framework to inspire organisations to ‘care for’ their members, at a moment where it is claimed that organisations are becoming boundaryless and careers fragmented. This chapter has been born in the framework of a project focused on fostering gender equality in science (TRIGGER); thus, examples from the data collected within this project will support the proposed arguments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Ethics and Care in Organizations
EditorsMarianna Fotaki , Gazi Islam, Anne Antoni
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429029943
ISBN (Print)9780367140601
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Business Ethics


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