Category Archives: control

Crew Orientation in the Fast Food Industry – Regulating Employees’ Behaviour, Emotions, and Identities

The other day one of my students told me about the McDonalds Crew Orientation Modules available on Youtube. I think it might be a good idea sharing them with you as you might wish to use them to show your … Continue reading

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Who determines the regime of working-time flexibility in Germany?

Offering employees a certain degree of flexibility to self-determine their working time is often seen a one way of enhancing motivation levels among the workforce. According to the classical OB understanding this will subsequently enhance performance levels, raise degrees of … Continue reading

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Workplace Privacy Under Surveillance

Well one could argue whether there is such a thing like workplace privacy. However, the Workplace Surveillance Team thinks there is and it is under threat. This is most likely the reason why they produced the following video clip.

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Ideological control in action

“How do you make sure that a set of values or business principles are more than pretty words in a nice-looking pamphlet? In Novo Nordisk experienced employees called facilitators have been visiting Novo Nordisk units around the world since 1997, … Continue reading

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A further list of discussion questions

During the past year I developed more discussion questions that could be used during the classes or in the examinations. Some of the questions have been adopted from Fiona Wilson (2013) Organizational Behaviour and Work. A Critical Introduction. Oxford University … Continue reading

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Control mechanisms and the students’ life

Entering the topic of organisational and managerial control, I introduce my students to three thoughts about control in organisations: 1) Control is frequently mentioned in textbooks as being as one of the management functions (e.g. to plan, organise, motivate, control … Continue reading

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The Psychic Life of Neo-liberalism

Neo-liberalist ideology constitutes one of the scene-setting issues for understanding Organisational Behaviour, I believe. No matter whether you refer to private enterprises, public organisations or governmental institutions, many, if not most of the so-called Western countries adopted the ideology of … Continue reading

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