page_13 - <previouspage page_13 nextpage> Page 13...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
< previous page page_13 next page > Page 13 participants in a problematic situation. The political metaphor focuses on issues of interests, conflict and power. It is through these three issues that the political character of a situation may be assessed (as either unitary, pluralist or coercive, see Table 1.1). Using the political metaphor sensitises us, particularly, to the possibility of conflict in organisations. When or why is the political view useful in practice? It highlights all organisational activity as interest based and emphasises the key role of power in determining political outcomes, thus it places power at the centre of all organisational analysis. It emphasises that goals may be rational for some actors while not so for others"Whose rationality is being pursued?" It proposes disintegrative strains and tensions and thus balances the more usual systems emphasis on functionality and order (such as in the "open system" metaphor).
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

Page1 / 3

page_13 - &lt;previouspage page_13 nextpage&gt; Page 13...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online