Category Archives: Management

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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Too scared to go sick?

Recently the Industrial Relations Journal published an article entitled “Too scared to go sick? The management and the manifestations of workplace attendance in the food retail sector” written by Anastasios Hadjisolomou (2016). Conducting several case studies in the UK and … 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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Work, Employment and Society – “Voice of the workers”

In its ‘On the Front Line Collection’, the journal Work, Employment & Society currently offers free access to a series of articles about current realities of work. It is a great resource to introduce young students who might not have … 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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Gender aspect is missing…

I am currently grading exam papers and just finalised reading through the answers to the first question: “Management is defined in terms of a thinking approach not a feeling approach. Discuss!” Honestly, I feel a bit devastated from reading what … Continue reading

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What it means to work in a manager or a worker position – A little simulation game

Is it possible that students gain some experiences about work and organisations whilst being in the classroom? Well, referring to the discussion on experienced base learning, it is in fact possible. I try to enable students to make some experiences … Continue reading

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