Category Archives: Organizational Behaviour

Conflict Rescission II

Discussed the advantages of direct conflict here, here and here. If people are accustomed to others directly expressing reservations, there is no shock. On the other hand, if everything is back of one’s back, reactions to direct conflict can be … Continue reading

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Conflict Rescission

So much conflict is indirect, behind the back. The grumblings that never make it into a direct “I don’t like what you are doing here.” Email communication seems to facilitate more direct conflict, though often unintended. The indirect and the … Continue reading

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Forced

Concept in Organizational Behaviour of forced ranking of personnel. Originating from Jack Welch, identified by Fortune magazine in 1999 as “manager of the century”. He describes the technique in his memoir with a telling title: Jack: Straight From the Gut. … Continue reading

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Immobile II

Wrote about tyrants who perceive that they can’t escape their abuse, and so stay until death. Wondered how such circumstances could be analogised to the workplace. Found a document by Karen Harrell Porter on workplace bullying, published by the Ombuds … Continue reading

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Legitimation Cache

After total war Comes total living Legitimation and hypocrisy. The concern being to be able to assess the business, professional or personal hypocrite. While it may appear to be self-evident, there is a theory of legitimation, developed in organizational behaviour, … Continue reading

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When do we know…

…the egocentric likes to feel part of a team of conspirators against “the others”. This often ends up with one team being pitted against another. It is very difficult for such managers to deal with themselves and for subordinates to … Continue reading

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Legitimation Image

Much talk at various points about legitimacy theory and evidence. The process of legitimation. The idea that to ensure success, a business must demonstrate that it shares larger societal values. The legitimacy of the “like me“. One difficulty with “like … Continue reading

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