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Regardless of questions over even if we're `past postmodernism', a lot debate maintains over the possibility of postmodern philosophy for organizational conception. Hitherto, there was no unmarried resource which reports in a radical and scholarly model the paintings of the main postmodern theorists and assesses their contribution to reworking association idea. This ebook fills that hole. every one bankruptcy in association concept and Postmodern concept makes a speciality of a tremendous thinker who has had, or must have, an incredible impression on association thought, with exact attention to their influence on administration and association reviews extra in most cases. This e-book offers a great reference for college students and lecturers alike for figuring out the foremost components of postmodern pondering just about association experiences.

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It is also the case that such organizations become knowledge-intensive and adept in team working as a means of sustaining the levels of productivity and motivation necessary to remain part of the corporation and not be sold off to the best bidder. Knowledge management in the context of market pressure is an effective way of ensuring control at a distance whilst team working facilitates self-discipline and employee motivation at the sharp end of the production process. But Foucault’s view that wherever there is power there is also resistance suggests that the earlier model needs to be superimposed on the analysis of organization and management.

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Where team working is effective, the collaborative spirit on the shop or office floor provides mutual social support for employees to resist managers who constrain employees from doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. When knowledge management is a key to productivity and employees see their security linked in some way to performance, they become highly critical if managers get it wrong or their knowledge is inadequate. This occurs quite frequently where there is a failure to draw on the practical knowledge that employees employ routinely, a problem that is difficult for managers to overcome, particularly when this knowledge is tacit rather than explicit.

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