cynicism - Cynicism in America and Business Organizations:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–10. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

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

Unformatted text preview: Cynicism in America and Business Organizations: A Pervasive Phenomena Professor W. Hochwarter Management 3240 Spring 2012 What is cynicism?? An attitude characterized by: • Disillusionment • Distrust • Skepticism Occupational cynicism consists of cynical attitudes in relation to aspects of one's own work, leading to a loss of pride and respect concerning oneself in relation to one's own work. Organizational cynicism manifests itself as a general or specific attitude, characterized by frustration, hopelessness, disillusionment and distrust in regard to economic organizations, managers and/or other aspects of work. cynical (cyn|ic¦al) adjective 1 believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity: he was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob story under the sun doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile: most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city contemptuous; mocking: he gave a cynical laugh 2 concerned only with one’s own interests and typically disregarding accepted standards in order to achieve them: a cynical manipulation of public opinion From Need evidence for angst? Good work if you can get it... What about the government? Agree or Disagree??? Cause of cynicism #1 • American’s simply do not have faith that the government is looking after their best interests. Cause of cynicism #1 I’m voting with my buddies no matter what… Me too, regardless of what’s best for the country 83% say yep.. Here Comes Mr. OptimismHere Comes Mr....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course MAN 3240 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '12 term at Florida State College.

Page1 / 44

cynicism - Cynicism in America and Business Organizations:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 10. Sign up to view the full document.

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