Title

Organisational (Mis)behaviour of Volunteers: Profiles and Perspectives

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Federation Press

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Business

RAS ID

17989

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Paull, M., & Omari, M. (2014). Organisational (Mis)behaviour of Volunteers: Profiles and Perspectives. In Oppenheimer M. & Warburton J. (Eds.). Volunteering in Australia (pp. 39-52). Australia: Federation Press.

Abstract

The contributions of volunteers to the goals of many organisations are crucial to their success. It is becoming increasingly important to ensure that conduct and behaviours of volunteers mirror the values of the organisation and are in line with the goals sought. Deploying and managing volunteers has complexities of its own, the notions of intent and commitment at times work against appropriate people practices. It is therefore important to develope a level of understanding of behaviours desplayed by volunteers that may range from the inappropriate to exceptional, and at times be construed as 'misbehaviour'. This chapter will consider the behaviour of volunteers and offer different perspectives on what could be seen as 'misbehaviour' depending on the context.

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