Souryal essay 3 - ESSAY#3 CJ 730 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY DR...

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ESSAY #3 CJ 730 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY DR. SOURYAL
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Identify and discuss five of the most dysfunctional habits by contemporary public administrators. Explain: (1) why you think these habits occur or are allowed to occur; and (2) what can an “enlightened” administrator rectify the causes leading to these conditions. 5-6 pages. There can be found many dysfunctional habits among today’s administrators. These behaviors include: 1) Corruption: This form of behavior is an extreme example of administrative dysfunction and often fuels white collar crimes. It includes embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, and tax violations. Corruption can be individually and organizationally motivated. In other words, the person may seek out to steal from the company/agency without its knowledge or to cover up or overlook a crime committed by the company/agency/agency on behalf of the company/agency. Corruption may have also be a product of an administrator’s individualistic desire to succeed at all costs, which may have been reinforced through the culture (i.e. societal culture or the organizational subculture). 2) Indifference: Many administrators suffer from indifference, in which they “don’t care” about the job or the task at hand. They simply go to work just to make an appearance and get paid as a result of “being present.” They are perform their work carelessly and negligently which may lead to injuries to employees/customers or damages in the workplace. Indifference can also essentially leads to soldiering, or intentionally working unhurriedly in order to avoid completing a full day’s work, a phenomenon studied by Frederick Taylor.
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3) Lack of creativity and imagination in the execution of administrative tasks. Some administrators often perform minimally and do not go beyond what is necessary to solve a problem or create a new product. An example of this lack of creativity can be seen in the form of organizational loyalty, where they do what is told with no questions asked. Organizational loyalty also lends itself to corruption within the organization. 4) Lack of communication with employees: Some administrators do not give up-to- date information to the employees; this includes pertinent information that can allow the employees to do much better and efficient work. 5) Emphasis on individualism instead of teamwork: Among many organizations, employees are detached from each other and the organization. They often lack cohesiveness which can affect their ability to produce a successful company/agency or agency. Administrators should focus tasks that embroil the employees collaborating together as a team so as to succeed on an organizational level rather than just on an individual level. 6)
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course CJ 730 taught by Professor Souryal during the Spring '06 term at Sam Houston State University.

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