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Doing “Being” Responsible Risk Communicators at Work
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (Discourse & Communication)
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While previous research has demonstrated that an increasing burden of responsibility is placed on employees for the risks and health problems they face, less attention has been paid to the increased communication requirements this development involves. Bridging this gap, this article investigates how social interaction is used by employees and chair to negotiate employees becoming responsible risk communication subjects. Using positioning analysis (Bamberg 2005), the study examines five safety meeting episodes, and demonstrates how the responsibilization of employees’ risk communication extends questions of a) form – such as the duration of talk, b) paper-work, c) genuineness, d) contributing on-topic, e) economization, and f) reliability regardless of illness and place. The study contributes to research on both workplace meetings and changes in workplace communication.

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2016.
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Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53539OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53539DiVA: diva2:1047302
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The 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Communicating with Power, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-17 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved

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