2004
Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1385-1535
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7324

Abstract

Sounding polyphonic stories: what can be learned about the HR policy of elderly care organizations?

Sounding polyphonic stories: what can be learned about the HR policy of elderly care organizations?

In the Netherlands, future staffing of elderly care will demand a big effort and a lot of creativity of health care organizations and the government. In this study an unconventional qualitative, narrative methodology is applied to throw a new light on the significance having a job and working in elderly care has for health care professionals and to use this as a source of inspiration for labour market policy makers. The methodology is rather unconventional because it not only focuses on the lingual content of the stories, but also includes other significant aspects of storytelling (e.g., voice and sound). Therefore musical work forms (e.g., music listening and singing) are used additionally.In the first phase of data collection stories of care professionals about the intertwining of their lifeline and career have been collected. In the second phase HR professionals listened to the stories told by the care professionals and used them as a source of inspiration for HR policy innovation. This article treats the theoretical domains underlying this study and the methodology of the first stage of data collection, the storytelling phase. Later on the methodology of the listening phase and the analysis methods will be described.

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