TITLE

The Fear of Making Things Worse Can Actually Make Things Worse

AUTHOR(S)
Schraml, Todd
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Database Trends & Applications;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the levels of ceremony, a term used to describe the structure and process of framing task, and how it paves way in drawing a battle line between structuralists and autonomists. Structuralists rely on consistency to ensure everyone works together towards a common goal. Likewise, autonomists prefer to do things freely in a manner of their own choosing. The latter fears bureaucracy, which the former respects. As a result, the fear of the autonomists to make things worse, would only trigger the structuralists' view to look at them as creators of chaos. Thus, making the whole thing even worse. The authors suggests that they should meet half-way, autonomists should avoid considering everything as an emergency, while structuralists need to accept elasticity in tasks.
ACCESSION #
25637407

 

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