Category Archives: Critical thinking

Unhealthy Metaphors for Business and Workplaces

Following the blog entry by John W. Budd in witherwork.blogspot.dk (http://whitherwork.blogspot.dk/2018/02/business-is-not-war-jungle-machine-or.html), I would like to invite you to do a little exercise with your students. Ask your students to read the business press (incl. the news distributed via the internet) … Continue reading

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Isolated, unprotected and scared to speak out

In case you are able to engage your students into reading longer texts, I would like to recommend the following one that I found in the “Guardian online” today: How the most vulnerable workers are targeted for sexual abuse In … Continue reading

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Rebalancing society

”Enough of the imbalance that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right, as well as the paralysis in the political center. Enough of the visible claw of lobbying in place … Continue reading

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Heterotopian Studies

I found an interesting Blog that is devoted to Foucault’s notion of heterotopia. The Blog-owner describes the site in the following way: “The site is devoted to Michel Foucault’s ideas on heterotopia. Foucault outlines the notion of heterotopia on three occasions between 1966-67. … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Organizational Behavior Text

“Although the pedagogy of organizational behavior (OB) has made some progress in addressing gender, racial, and cultural diversity in the past decade, it remains essentially noncritical-politically, economically, socially, and ecologically. It continues to uphold positivist conventions, reinforce modernistic illusions of … Continue reading

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New Books on Gender Studies and Critical Social Theory

The other day I received a notification from Sage that there are two new books available, which – according to my opinion – could be interesting for critical OB teaching. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan: “Key Concepts in Gender Studies” … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as innate human nature? Or are we shaped by our experiences and the power of the cultural and social institutions around us?

A couple of years ago, openculture.com made available a discussion between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault entitled “The Clash of Titans”. Their discussion addressed the two fundamental questions: Is there such a thing as innate human nature? Or are we … Continue reading

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