Recent Trends- healthy organizations

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Recent Trends: Organizing Healthy Organizations (ch 5) Critical scholars suggest that workplace accidents, occupational diseases, and other work hazards are often a direct consequence of organizing practices that value efficiency and productivity over employee safety and health Medical ideologies are infused in organizational structures and doctor-patient relationships. These ideologies often privilege the position of the organization and the doctor over the individual Medical ideologies risk reifying sex-, class-, and race-based inequities in health-care provision Although patients are becoming more vocal in their interactions with health-care professionals, employees remain relatively silent with it comes to advocating for healthies and safer workplaces The study of resistance illustrates the hidden ways in which organizational members distance and defend themselves from dominant corporate ideologies.
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Unformatted text preview: Resistance distancing and defending self from organizational power Stanley Deetz argues that corporate ideologies and managerial discourses have seeped into our daily lives both inside and outside of the workplace Resistance to organizational domination can take many forms, from large-scale social movements to individual tactics designed to carve out small spaces of agency Resistance to organizational oppression is necessary if we hope to reclaim and retain the democratic potential of our contemporary lives Moments of global transformation might include any organized, activist movement that centers of issues such as fair trade, social justice, and corporate responsibility Tranformation highlights how local social movements attempt to effect large-scale, collective changes in the domains of state policy, corporate practice, social structure, cultural norms, and daily lived experience...
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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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