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Organisational Behavior

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in management, mathematics and economics

Organizational misbehavior is defined as “anything you do at work you are not supposed to do (Sprouse ,

. 3 in Ackroyd Thompson , 1999 which is quite an ambivalent definition of the term . There are four classifications under which such behaviours are tagged , encompassing appropriation of time , that is , inefficient use of time , absenteeism and low retention rates . Another category would be the appropriation of work which covers effort bargaining , soldieting , and damage to physical property . Still a third category would be appropriation of product which includes fiddling and theft . Finally , there is [banner_entry_middle]

also appropriation of identity which includes cliques , subcultures , and group cohesiveness All these occur within a continuum ranging from cooperation to hostility (Ackroyd Thompson , 1999 ,

. 25 . The authors have also implied that the parameters of such misbehavior are dictated by the powerful party – that is , management . This phenomenon of misbehaviour has given rise to the concepts of structured antagonism and control which are discussed in the succeeding sections

The first concept to be discussed is structured antagonism . Because of such phenomenon of misbehaviour , it is but logical that a relationship marked by antagonism is to form between management and employees . Such term is used to stress that the antagonism is built into the basis of the relationship , even though on a day-to-day level co-operation is also important . It is important to distinguish this idea from the more usual one of a conflict of interests . The latter has the problem of implying that the real or fundamental interests of capital and labor are opposed and hence that any form of participation scheme is simply a new way of bending workers to capital ‘s demands . The fact that the worker has several interests confounds this idea . A structured antagonism is a basic aspect of the employment relationship which shapes how day-to-day relations are handled but is not something which feeds directly into the interests of the parties . Firms have to find ways to continue to extract a surplus , and if they do not then both they and their workers will suffer . Balancing the needs of controlling workers and securing commitment rests ultimately on ensuring that a surplus continues to be generated , but this should not disguise the fact that they are exploited ‘ – Edwards , 1986

For a living , people , of right age , resort to having a stable and decent job . This has been the thing we put in mind when taking up a college degree or any form of learning or training we opt to engage ourselves in . Some , if not really all , of the employees , after some years of experience working in a corporate firm , would say that a long term goal gears towards having a business of their own . Some people , however , have this thing in mind even without having to experience working in a corporate firm . The reason – they want to be the captain of their own souls . Some stick to the current status of employment as a last resort for having a means of living… [banner_entry_footer]

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