O organizational control theory

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh The Organization Organizational Control Theory The Sociocultural Tradition Concepts Control over employees 1.) Simple control 2.) Technical control 3.) Bureaucratic control 4.) Concretive control Explanations 1.) Use of direct, open power 2.) Use of devices and technologies 3.) Use of organizational procedures and formal rules 4.) Use of interpersonal relationships and teamwork as a means of control Principles Power can never be avoided, it’s always in the system, but not external force Always created by various forms of interaction in the organization Philosophical Assumptions Epistemological (knowledge) Discipline is not necessarily obvious or conscious but is part of the ongoing daily activity
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Unformatted text preview: of the organization Organizational members work together to make a set of practices normal to establish a set of standards Ontological (values) What people say and do to one another is both governed and produces normalized practices Axiological (research) Values that motivate organizational members – the very thing for which they strive Other The organization exerts control through direct, open power and concretive power (simple control) Positive control – (dress code) Negative control – (not providing support) Concert – working together-happy Technical control – walkie talkies Artifact that shapes what you do-like a degree How do organizational members exert control (practical) Human nature – identity-being a part of a group...
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