Critically evaluate the causes of resistance at the workplace and how this leads to employee transgression at the workplace. In this essay, explore how the formation of identity is affected by emotions, personality and the unconscious and how this
collectively creates resistance and the subsequent transgression.
As such we have to be able to evaluate causes of resistance at work place such as favourtism, lack of communication, culture fit due to upbringing etc through creditable sources (jpurnal articles), comparison views.
Explain key terms of transgression and resistance
Apply theories such as motivational theories, culture and leadership
Be able to identify emotions, personality and the unconscious.
The work should directly addresses the question or problems raised; provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information; critically evaluates concepts and theory; relates theory to practice; reflects the argument, provides evidence of reading beyond the required reading; displays an awareness of other approaches to the problem area; displays excellent use of relevant data and examples, all properly referenced.
overview of module for better understanding
Management Psychology is intended to open up the relationship between individual behaviour and experience in the context of the study of organizations. As such, it is rooted in the psychology of organising and its primary focus is on the individual in the organization, the construction of meaning and how they behave, react or subvert in relation to organizational life.
Suggested reading :
Alvesson, M. and Willmott, H. (1998) Making Sense of Management (2nd ed),
London: Sage. (especially chapter 2).
Bolman, L.G. and Deal, T.E, (1997) Reframing Organizations (2nd ed), San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Parts 1 and 5).
Gabriel, Y. (2004) Organizations in Depth, London: Sage.
Riach, K. and Wilson F. (2007) ‘Don’t screw the crew: Exploring the rules of engagement in organizational romance’, British Journal of Management, 18(1): 79-92.
Tyler, M. (2011) ‘Tainted Love: From Dirty Work to Abject Labour in Soho’s Sex Shops’, Human Relations. 61(11)
Ehrenreich, B. (2009), ‘Motivating Business and the Business of Motivation’, in Smile or Die: How Positive Psychology Fooled America and the World, Granta: London, pp. 97-122.
Illouz, E. (2007), ‘The Rise of Homo Sentimentalis’, in Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism, pp. 1-39.
Boltanski, L. and E. Chiapello (2007), The New Spirit of Capitalism, Verso: London.
Hall, Stuart (1996), ‘Who needs identity?’, in Identity: a Reader (2000), P. Du Gay, J. Evans and P. Redman (eds.), pp. 15-30.
Gabriel, Y. (1999), Organization In Depth. London: Sage. [chapters 3 and 4, pp. 58-111]
Leader, D. (2002), Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing. London: Faber and Faber.
Zizek, S. (1992), Looking Awry: An Introduction To Jacques Lacan Via Popular Culture. Boston:MIT Press.
Cremin, C. (2009), ‘Naked Enterprise’, in Capitalism’s New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crises. New York: Pluto, pp. 32-71.
Grey, C. (1994), ‘Career as a Project of the Self and Labour Process Discipline’, Sociology,28: 479-497.
Du Gay, P., J. Evans and P. Redman (2000), Identity: a Reader. London: Sage.
Hoedemaekers, C. (2009), “Traversing the empty promise: management, subjectivity and the Other’s desire”, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 22 Iss: 2, pp.181 – 201
Noon, M. and P. Blyton (2007), ‘Survival Strategies at Work’, in The Realities of Work, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 261-287.
Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2003) Working at a cynical distance: Implications for subjectivity,power and resistance. Organization 10(1): 157–179.
Zizek, S. (1989), The Sublime Object of Ideology, New York: Verso.