Organisation Behaviour Ans Sociology of Work Essay (Management)

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ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF WORK ASSIGNMENT The two sections of interest from the OBS module are observations into the concepts of organisational culture and scientific management of work design. I will look at the challenges posed to the theories of these areas and use my interaction with my employer (Tesco) to provide concise first person examples. Organisational culture can be seen as a backbone of a company, however as the tangible aspects of it are barely visible it can be hard to derive theories from practice. Looking at the meaning of organisational culture: "The culture of an organisation is made up of traditions, habits, ways of organising and patterns of relationships at work"(C Molander & Winterton…show more content…
In my experience, the relationship with the manager and other employees has a great impact on the shaping of culture and how much it stays constant. If a good relationship with the manager is created, in terms of the expectations from each other such as working at the times asked and working at the times wanted, then no segregation is present, however if problems arise between managers and employees as whole, then a 'Them and us ' approach is seen. This is where the employees see the managers as a different entity working for a different goal that is opposite to the one of the employees. This challenge can be seen as a form of 'sub-culture ' developing, where the forced beliefs of the organisation no longer play a leading role in the employees psyche but a separate route of thought is created, potentially damaging the company in forms of lesser productivity as of employee de-motivation. Sub-cultures however can be managed, looked at critically to see how they can be brought together to create a 'coherent ', functional entity. (Brown, 1998, p. 72). Actual theories deriving from the 'has ' approach have been extensive, many researchers believe they have found the right way of doing things to get the best organisational performance. Concrete research has been created on the
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