`Organisational misbehaviour ‘ is a concept that brings together the considerable variety of behaviours at all levels in an organisation (the ‘misbehaviour ‘ concept focusing on forms of resistance and adjustment of workers at lower organisational levels . Bullying , time wasting absenteeism , slowing down the rate of working also be explained with reference to employee resistance to managerial control that could provoke retaliatory behaviour on the part of managers . Employee resistance can take many forms and may include behaviours and actions of a passive as well as an active nature , and be performed [banner_entry_middle]
on an individual basis as well as in a more collective manner . Management literature has paid a lot of attention to such resistance under a label such as ‘organisational misbehaviour ‘ and generalised the point that organisations are to a considerable degree constituted by the misbehaviour they allow (Vardi and Wiener , 1996 . The label `organisational misbehaviour ‘ refers to a wide set of behaviours from theft and sabotage , at one end of the spectrum , to withholding of effort and talking with co-workers instead of working , on the other
Organisational misbehaviour means activities occurring within the workplace that (a ) according to the official structure , culture and rules of the organisation ‘should not happen , and (b ) contain an element of challenge to the dominant modes of operating or to dominant interests in the organisation . There has always been a wide range of `misbehaviour ‘ in organisations , from time wasting , absenteeism , slowing down the rate of working , pilfering and sabotage through to subversive humour and overt sexuality . The earlier examples in this list may be attributed to a rational attempt to diminish or compensate for the intensification of work pressure . The later ones are only explicable in other ways , however . In particular , they may be seen as techniques for affirming elements of employees ‘ selves which are not taken into account by management . Clowning is a way of actively subverting management ‘s seriousness , thereby demonstrating that there are other things in life that are more important than work
To understand many of the expressions of organisational misbehaviour that this work is about to consider – from people making themselves absent from work , to people sabotaging equipment , bullying others or fiddling expenses – it is useful to take as a starting point the element of the organisational members ‘ implicit contract that requires them to surrender a degree of personal autonomy . Not only does this mean that people have to put aside doing what it is that they might prefer to do (go to play golf rather than go to work , say , or slip cash into their own pockets rather than put into the till , they also have to give up a degree of control over their very ‘selves . Sometimes having to take instructions from others may be a matter of minor irritation . But , at other times , it may be felt as a major attack on one ‘s personal pride or on the shared sense of honour of a working or occupational group
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