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Scarred objects and time marks as memory anchors: The significance of scuffs and stains in organisational life (2020)
Journal Article
Shortt, H., & Izak, M. (in press). Scarred objects and time marks as memory anchors: The significance of scuffs and stains in organisational life. Human Relations, https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726720938848

This article lays the workplace under the microscope to examine how scuffs on floors and battered corners on desks – things we define as ‘scarred objects’ – become material autobiographical archives and are made into memory anchors by workers. We exp... Read More about Scarred objects and time marks as memory anchors: The significance of scuffs and stains in organisational life.

Meet without travel: Life during covid-19 webinar (2020)
Digital Artefact
Joyce, K., & Shortt, H. (2020). Meet without travel: Life during covid-19 webinar. [YouTube Video (Webinar)]

Invited guest speaker for Maverick AV Solutions live Webinar (a global AV distribution organisation) I joined Maverick’s VP for Europe, Global Collaboration Director and Dr Harriet Shortt (UWE) on a live Webinar titled: ‘Meet without Travel'. This... Read More about Meet without travel: Life during covid-19 webinar.

Photography: Using Instagram in participant-led field studies (2020)
Book Chapter
Shortt, H., & Warren, S. (2020). Photography: Using Instagram in participant-led field studies. In Using Arts-based Research Methods: Creative Approaches for Researching Business, Organisation and Humanities. , (237 - 270). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33069-9

In this chapter we discuss how Instagram can be employed as a tool through which researchers may gather visual data during participant-led field studies, as well as how the images available from such platforms usefully shed light on the everydayness... Read More about Photography: Using Instagram in participant-led field studies.

The post-occupancy evaluation of a university’s ‘new building'. What are we learning about the future of learning and teaching spaces? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Shortt, H. (2019, April). The post-occupancy evaluation of a university’s ‘new building'. What are we learning about the future of learning and teaching spaces?. Presented at Telford Education School Show 2019

Opened in April 2017, Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School is a £55m flagship space to attract international and home students, facilitate links with businesses, and provide collaborative spaces for everyone to work together. This talk pres... Read More about The post-occupancy evaluation of a university’s ‘new building'. What are we learning about the future of learning and teaching spaces?.

How our clothes tell stories (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Shortt, H. (2019, March). How our clothes tell stories. Presented at How Our Clothes Tell Stories

Clothes, our wardrobe, style, fashion, dress and the uniforms we wear all say something about who we are, what we are into, who we work for or what groups we want to belong to. This talk explores how our clothes tell stories, what we wear at work a... Read More about How our clothes tell stories.

The architecture of identity: Sensory investigations in the post-occupancy evaluation of a university’s ‘new building’ #myUWEBBSview (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Warren, S., & Shortt, H. (2019, February). The architecture of identity: Sensory investigations in the post-occupancy evaluation of a university’s ‘new building’ #myUWEBBSview. Presented at Swansea University Research Staff Seminar Series

We report on preliminary findings from an innovative post-occupancy evaluation of the Bristol Business and Law School’s new building at the Frenchay Campus, University of West of England (UWE), UK. This project is an academic-industry collaboration b... Read More about The architecture of identity: Sensory investigations in the post-occupancy evaluation of a university’s ‘new building’ #myUWEBBSview.

Functional spaces for team working (2019)
Journal Article
Kars, S., & Shortt, H. (2019). Functional spaces for team working

With an increased focus on flexible working practices, employers need to be conscious of creating an environment which enhances learning, creativity and knowledge transfer so when teams do come together, they are in the best environment to achieve ma... Read More about Functional spaces for team working.

Cake and the open plan office: A foodscape of work through a Lefebvrian lens (2018)
Book Chapter
Shortt, H. (2018). Cake and the open plan office: A foodscape of work through a Lefebvrian lens. In V. Wasserman, K. Dale, & S. Kingma (Eds.), Organisational Space and Beyond: The Significance of Henri Lefebvre for Organisation StudiesRoutledge

This chapter puts food on the workplace menu and explores the interconnectedness of food, work, people and space using Lefebvre’s spatial triad framework (1991) and considers how the social production of space and the micro-geographies of the workpla... Read More about Cake and the open plan office: A foodscape of work through a Lefebvrian lens.

The sounds of the office (2018)
Journal Article
Shortt, H. (2018). The sounds of the office

Think about the sounds of your office or place of work. Phones ringing; printer printing; coffee machines percolating; office banter; traffic; laughter; raised voices; steps down a corridor; the hubbub of the canteen; the lift ‘pinging’; the clicking... Read More about The sounds of the office.

Working from home: How to create a stylish yet motivating study room or home office (2018)
Journal Article
Shortt, H., & Warner, S. (2018). Working from home: How to create a stylish yet motivating study room or home office

Creating a stylish, practical home office is more appealing than ever, with more and more people opting for flexible working or the freelance life. As such, functional work spaces are fast becoming one of the most important features of a home. But i... Read More about Working from home: How to create a stylish yet motivating study room or home office.

Let art do the work (2018)
Journal Article
Shortt, H., & McCabe, K. (2018). Let art do the work

In today’s hectic working world, it can often feel like we’re spending more time in the office than we are in our own homes. It’s therefore becoming increasingly important for employers to do what they can to reduce stress, instil a sense of calm and... Read More about Let art do the work.

Grounded Visual Pattern Analysis: Photographs in Organizational Field Studies (2017)
Journal Article
Shortt, H., & Warren, S. (2019). Grounded Visual Pattern Analysis: Photographs in Organizational Field Studies. Organizational Research Methods, 22(2), 539-563. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428117742495

© The Author(s) 2017. Visual methodologies for researching organizational life have grown in popularity over the past decade, with conceptual and methodological foundations now well documented. However, analytical critique has not kept pace, and so i... Read More about Grounded Visual Pattern Analysis: Photographs in Organizational Field Studies.

Drawing in business and management research (2017)
Book Chapter
Ward, J., & Shortt, H. (2017). Drawing in business and management research. In C. Cassell, A. Cunliffe, & G. Grandy (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research MethodsSAGE

Visual methodologies are slowly gaining acceptance in business and management research. However, the term visual methodology is largely perceived to reflect the production and or analysis of photographs, films, video and corporate visual artefacts (R... Read More about Drawing in business and management research.

In the car on the M4 - my transitory dwelling place, my space in-between (2017)
Journal Article
Shortt, H. (2017). In the car on the M4 - my transitory dwelling place, my space in-between

As Work Wise Commute Smart Week comes to a close, I thought I might write a piece that, I hope, will raise some thoughts and reflections about how and why our commutes might offer a space for escape and freedom. Taking a critical, analytical view her... Read More about In the car on the M4 - my transitory dwelling place, my space in-between.

‘Dress and the female professional: A case study of working woman’ (2016)
Book Chapter
Rippin, A., Shortt, H., & Warren, S. (2016). ‘Dress and the female professional: A case study of working woman’. In S. Mavin, V. Stead, J. Williams, & C. Elliot (Eds.), Volume V: Gender, Media and Organization: Challenging Mis(s)Representations of Women Leaders and Managers in the ILA Women and Leadership Book Series, 95-110. Information Age Publishing

A visual semiotic approach to the analysis of Working Woman magazine, a mid-1980s UK publication aimed at professional women. We argue that many of today's women leaders and managers were socialised into their understandings of what it means to be a... Read More about ‘Dress and the female professional: A case study of working woman’.

Liminality, space and the importance of ‘transitory dwelling places’ at work (2014)
Journal Article
Shortt, H. (2015). Liminality, space and the importance of ‘transitory dwelling places’ at work. Human Relations, 68(4), 633-658. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726714536938

© The Author(s) 2015. This article draws attention to the spaces in-between and employees’ lived experiences of liminal spaces at work. It illustrates how and why liminal spaces are used and made meaningful by workers, in contrast to the dominant spa... Read More about Liminality, space and the importance of ‘transitory dwelling places’ at work.

Sounds of the salon: The auditory routines of hairdressers at work (2013)
Journal Article
Shortt, H. (2013). Sounds of the salon: The auditory routines of hairdressers at work. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 5(4), 342-356. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWOE.2013.057400

This article broadens the landscape of sensual ways of knowing and understanding and takes account of what we hear at work. In particular, I examine what role sounds play in the everyday lives of employees and why sounds are notable in organisational... Read More about Sounds of the salon: The auditory routines of hairdressers at work.

Evaluation in management education: A visual approach to drawing out emotion in student learning (2013)
Journal Article
Ward, J., & Shortt, H. (2013). Evaluation in management education: A visual approach to drawing out emotion in student learning. Management Learning, 44(5), 435-452. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507612459169

This article introduces a confluent method of evaluation from the qualitative paradigm that encourages student feedback via a sensory route, namely, participant-produced drawings. Through a phenomenological qualitative inquiry carried out at a UK uni... Read More about Evaluation in management education: A visual approach to drawing out emotion in student learning.

Fringe benefits: valuing the visual in narratives of hairdressers' identities at work (2012)
Journal Article
Warren, S., Shortt, H., & Warren, S. (2012). Fringe benefits: valuing the visual in narratives of hairdressers' identities at work. Visual Studies, 27(1), 18-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2012.642955

In this article, we focus on the use of respondent-led photography, as a narrative method through which we may research identity at work. We base our argument on empirical data drawn from a wider research study, the aim of which was to explore the id... Read More about Fringe benefits: valuing the visual in narratives of hairdressers' identities at work.


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