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    The Silence of the Lambs: Organizational Culture and Politics


    Cullen, John G. (2005) The Silence of the Lambs: Organizational Culture and Politics. Organization Development Journal, 23 (2). pp. 91-93. ISSN 0889-6402

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    Abstract

    This learning support uses an extract from the Academy Award winning Silence of the Lambs to both exemplify an integrated organizational culture and, conversely, organizational obstacles toward goal attainment from political maneuvering by organizational actors. Purpose To facilitate the development of understanding organizational identity and organizational politics in a classroom or learning group-based scenario. Objective Each member of the class or learning group is able to identify elements of an idealized, integrated organizational culture, to recognize micro-political tactics, and to understand how these tactics are used to obscure or enhance initiative in organizations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Crime films; Enemy; Invasion genre; Corporate culture; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational learning;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11254
    Depositing User: Dr. John G. Cullen
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 13:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Organization Development Journal
    Publisher: Organization Development Institute
    Refereed: Yes
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