Unformatted text preview: deep structure level of power Popular myths, stories, and metaphors include the myth of the “real job.” Clair (1996) and Buzzanell (2000) have examined this metaphor and the ways in which it frames employees’ social contracts with their employers Over time, these narratives legitimaze or define appropriate behavior and suspend employees’ critical thinking The hidden power of organizational systems and structures within capitalist societies is characterized by the manufacture of consent and concertive control Manufacture of consent – the process in which employees at all levels willingly adopt and enforce the legitimate power of the ogranization, society, or system of capitalism Concertive control – a replacement for bureaucratic controls in which workers achieve a consensus on how to shape behavior according to core values. Often systems of concertive control can be more stringent and less forgiving than their bureaucratic counterparts...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course COM 339 taught by Professor Shulman during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.
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