A100+-+Images+of+Authority+and+the+Re-Suiting+of+Corporate+America

A100+-+Images+of+Authority+and+the+Re-Suiting+of+Corporate+America

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/13/11 Images of Authority and the Re-Suiting of Corporate
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2/13/11 The Image of Authority Authority is defined as the something “coming from the author” or a person who has power over other people The image of authority have two distinct manifestations on dress: (1) the uniform, and (2) the “nonuniform uniform”
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2/13/11 The Image of Authority The Uniform = attire is identical in style and detail, and expectations for role performance are explicit Visual elements usually identify the extent, sphere, and boundaries of social control - badges, logos, insignias = the right to enforce policy - batons, whistles, whips = the right
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2/13/11 The Image of Authority The Social Meaning of the Uniform Controls wearer by forcing them to express ideas and interests of the group vs. themselves They act on organizational beliefs; no other insignia of competing loyalty Creates group meshing to ensure that goals get attained; striping of uniform and privilege
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2/13/11 The Image of Authority The Nonuniform Uniform in the Corporate World = developed in 19th century with business class desire to
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