Organizations in the Movies: The Legend of the Dysfunctional System
The central theme of Organizations in the Movies is that organizations can be functional with respect to accomplishing their purpose or mission, and at the same time be dysfunctional with respect to fulfilling the needs and satisfying the values of their members. The conflict between organizational and individual interests is explored by examining a series of case studies, which are enhanced by concepts and theory, presented in the form of movie plots. The analysis results in individual coping strategies that link the level of analysis of the individual with that of the organized system and synthesizes the perspective of social science and art.
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