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Chapter 7 1) What do the term assimilation, socialization, and individualization mean? (145) a. Assimilation – those ongoing behavioral and cognitive processes by which individuals join, becoming integrated into, and exit organizations. b. Socialization—example - occurs when an individual learns about the requirements of the job or decides that dressing formally will help her or him fit into the organizational culture. c. Individualization – develops an improved strategy for collecting payments on overdue accounts or if a group of new employees start a new tradition of going out for beers of Friday after work 2) What are the three phases of socialization and what occur in each one? (146-150) a. Anticipatory socialization – socialization that occurs before entry into the organization. Encompasses both socialization to an occupation and socialization to an organization. b. Encounter – sensemaking stage that occurs when a new employee enters the organization. The newcomer must let go of old roles and values in adapting to the expectations of the new organization. c. Metamorphosis – the state reached at the “completion” of the socialization process. The new employee is now accepted as an organizational insider. 3) What are the various newcomer information seeking tactics? (155-156) a. Overt questions—solicits information by asking direct questions of information targets b. Indirect questions – asking non interrogative questions or by hinting c. Third parties – asking a secondary source rather than a primary source d. Testing limits – breaking or deviating from organizational rules and observing reactions e. Disguising conversations – disguising the information seeking attempt as a natural part of the conversation f. Observing – watching behavior in salient situations g. Surveillance – making sense of past observed behaviors 4) How do the organizational approaches compare on the issue of assimilation (164) a. Classical – assimilation is seen as a way to ensure that employees are properly trained for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. b. Human relations—assimilation seen as a way to maximize the possibility that employees will be highly satisfied organizational members c. Human resources – assimilation seen as a way to maximize the contribution employees can make to the organization d. Systems – assimilation seen as a boundary transition between the outside and the inside e. Cultural – assimilation seen as a process through which newcomers come to understand the assumptions, values, and norms of a new organizational culture f. Critical—assimilation seen as a process through which organizational owners and managers develop and maintain hegemonic relationships with employees Chapter 8 5) According to Nutt what are the stages of his rational and logical model of decision making (170)
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a. Formulation – team might do a survey of organizational members to determine computing needs and desires b. Concept development stage – management team would generate alternative
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