When organizations fail to meet human needs
o How I discovered that what I learned about backpacking from 2 leading
outdoor orgs (Boy Scouts and REI) was wrong*.
o An example of more general patterns
o how orgs can fail to meet hum
o Film argues: The only hope for the future of our society, especially for
poor black and Hispanic children, is escape from public schools,
especially to charter schools, which are mostly funded by the government
Waiting for Superman is the most important public-relations coup that the
critics of public education have made so far. Their power is not to be
For years, right-wing critics demanded vouchers and got nowhere. Now,
Are private sector managers better? Consider the stock market crash of 2008.
We should end the practice of hiring principals without education experience
(e.g., retired businessmen & military personnel)
The film wants us to believe
When do organizations disband?
1) successful (mission accomplished; rare; usually orgs re-invent themselves)
2) failures (to attract new members/ customers; to socialize their children into
group loyalty; outcompeted by other orgs)
Moral elevation measured by these survey items:
While you have been working with your boss, how many times did you feel:
Admiration for your boss, feeling of goodness/ generosity, feeling of openness
SOC 347 FINAL Review
1. What is Organizational culture?
Organizational culture is generally viewed as the shared rules governing cognitive
aspects of membership in an organization and the means whereby they are shaped
Inevitably, it is every company's goal to increase efficiency in all aspects which has led
many management theorists to put forth efforts in figuring out the most effective method to do
so. A man named Frederick Taylor c