Analysing Organisations, 2nd Edition by Sandra Dawson (auth.)

By Sandra Dawson (auth.)

For scholars who have to increase their figuring out of organisations and the folks in them. it's also proper to those that are starting a consultant examine of enterprises, rather because it is helping to bridge the space among concept and perform. it truly is absolutely revised and updated.

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The general pattern of employment is such that jobs lower down People: Attitudes, Motivation and Performance 11 an organisation's hierarchy are those which are more likely to satisfy extrinsic rewards, but as one moves up the organisational hierarchy so the possibility of acquiring additionally satisfying intrinsic rewards increases. There are a few idiosyncratic examples of people, like priests or volunteers working overse as, who may derive high intrinsic rewards but low extrinsic rewards from their work , but these are exceptions, not real challenges to the general rule .

Operators in some manufacturing industry) are subject to highly specific controls which leave little room for manoeuvre. g. community relations officers) may be subject to loose guidelines which leave People: Attitudes, Motivation and Performance 19 room for a lot of discretion. Alan Fox (1974) argues that if autonomy and discretion are low and external control is high, then a low 'trust' relationship between levels in the hierarchy can arise. This in turn may create a vicious circle in which increasing external control is seen as necessary.

Secondary socialisation occurs whether one is training to be a terrorist or a stockbroker, a safe-breaker or an engineer. All these vocations are learned within organised social settings which provide models for attitudes and behaviour as well as sources of support and control. Moreover, people do not always just react to given situations; they can also precipitate change and begin of their own volition to adapt their attitudes and behaviour so that they are appropriate for a situation they expect to join.

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