Category Archives: Organizational Behaviour

Institutional Via Internet

Concept of institutionalized values and institutionalization processes, developed in Organizational Behaviour. A explanation or justification for conformity, at least in appearance. Issue now being how institutionalized values might change, over time. What was once unacceptable discourse, resulting in loss of … Continue reading

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Group: Impression

A challenge in our social world is getting over ourselves. Was in an office waiting room. Reading material included, to some degree of surprise, Canadian Business magazine. From “The Watercooler” section, May, 2016: Dept. of Egomania Everybody gets the credit … Continue reading

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Armchair

An email exchange with Neil Remington Abramson, in relation to “Intra-Organizational Anthropology”: Neil: No way of knowing about the strength of this research, from what you’ve reported. I could see how if you’d asked a questionnaire full of organizational items … Continue reading

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Intra-Organizational Anthropology

Came across a 2001 article by Reed Johnson, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, about Dr. Karen Stephenson: “Cracking the company code”, as reprinted in the Montreal Gazette, September 10, 2001, E2. A researcher who applied concepts from anthropology … Continue reading

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Hogan Screen

From an article by Laura Ramsay, “Putting employees to the test”, Financial Post, May 10, 1999, p. D9: Fortunately, the hidden “dark side” of managerial personalities can also be revealed through testing. The Hogan Development Survey detects bad bosses by … Continue reading

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Model Fit

There are so many of you White shirt and tie In relation to “Fit Through Failure“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I used to try to model appropriate attitudes for my business students by my classroom behaviour, including business … Continue reading

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Corner Fit

Idea that one need not fit within the entire organization, but in some subgroup, in some subarea. One advantage of organizational growth being more places to find fit. The subgroup will generally need to have a person or people who … Continue reading

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