Organizations - response X Y Z “Culture” &...

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Organizations
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Definitions… Deliberately constructed social units (“systems”) Specialized & interdependent activities of members Arranged / structured relationships Goal / purpose driven (also: displacement & “drift”)
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Displacement/Drift -the initial purposes/goals of the organization get displaced (replaced) with other purposes/goals. There may be a shift in whose interests are being served (ex: adult day care; adolescent group home)
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Displacement/Drift -the “new” purposes & goals can be/often are “worthy” but aren’t what the organization is “REALLY” supposed to do / be.
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Goal Succession -the initial purposes/goals of the organization are met -organization revises its purposes & goals -usually (almost always) made explicit -the “new” purposes & goals redefine the organization
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Theories X, Y, Z Assumptions about human behavior in organizational “work” & managerial
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Unformatted text preview: response X Y Z “Culture” & “Climate” (ORGANIZATIONAL “VIBE”) 4 DIMENSIONS of ORG. CULTURE 1. Nature of interpersonal relationships-cooperative or competitive?-supportive / involved “others”?-role-only or person in/& role? Culture & Climate Dimensions (cont.) 2. Nature of hierarchy-what’s the leadership style? (remember from content on groups systems)-how is hierarchy communicated & made manifest?-physical environment, language, titles Culture & Climate Dimensions (cont.) 3. Nature of the work-flexible or rigid?-enjoyable, challenging, difficult, meaningful, boring, variable?-properly / adequately sourced? Culture & Climate Dimensions (cont.) 4. Nature of support & rewards-what is valued? How is this information communicated? Acknowledged?-which aspects of work are evaluated & rewarded? The Iron Law of Oligarchy Control by the few for the few...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course SOWK 320 taught by Professor Poe during the Spring '11 term at James Madison University.

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