Workplace Violence And Prevention And Health Administration

Decent Essays

This has been an extense module, reading more than five chapters and organizing other articles it has been overwhelming but rewarding. First, I tried to identify one topic from each chapter but I realized it wouldn’t grip everything I was interested at and/or leave out important items. Finally, I decided to randomly select the five most important topics as:
Workplace violence and prevention: Workplace violence as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] is “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site” (n.d.). In recent years workplace violence has received accumulative consideration, and has been increasingly responsible …show more content…

They specifically define how the work is divided and coordinated between the different departments, supervisors and work groups. Also, show the different types of relationship established among the organization’s members and its branches (Meyer, 2014)
As described by Meyer, 2014, there are five theories: a) bureaucratic theory: management is shown as unbiased, and experienced individuals dedicated to take necessary decisions, on the other hand employees are submissive and always looking to climb the rank’s ladder. It is a “closed system, stable and formalized structure, that enforces legal rule bound functioning” (page 229), b) scientific management school: managers are usually classified as neutral, measured individuals with extreme mind towards accomplishment of established objectives. Employees are seen as carefully motivated towards financial gains, consistent and foreseeable. These organizations usually are “closed system, stable and predictable entity with a formalized structure where scientific methods are applied with monetary incentives” (page 229), c) classic management theory: managers are shown as specialized individuals whose planinfication, coordination and supervision methods show expected results for their well-trained and expert employees. These organizations, alternatively, these organizations “apply administrative principles” while maintaining a “closed, stable, predictable and

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