Category Archives: Organizational Behaviour

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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Fit Through Failure

Suit and tie Made you look much older Wherever possible, it would appear to be best for one to be oneself, in an organization. No new face on. Admittedly, a controlled version of oneself, but still basically the same person … Continue reading

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Fit and Stress

There’s nothing on my horizon Except everything All this talk about an organization having to adapt to try to reduce employee stress. Stress may be misfit of employee personality to the organization. Issue is knowledge of self and where one … Continue reading

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F***up Club

Learning about self and successful strategies, through failures. Plus acknowledging failures. The essence of F—Up Nights, where entrepreneurs meet to discuss failures. As discussed by Stephen Karmazyn in “Embracing F—Ups“, Techopia, January 18, 2016: But if there is truth that … Continue reading

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