People management

200 words for each question

  1. Certain occupations, particularly professional groups, often appear to be quite influential in organisations (e.g. doctors in a hospital).
    Identify and explain, concisely – in no more than 200 words (we allow +10%) – what core idea(s) in the theories of power and politics we’ve explored best explain how these occupations are able to enjoy or wield this influence.
    You do not need to select all that apply and may explore one in depth or a few ideas more briefly. The key criteria are you make suitable selection(s) and can explain their relevance and impact.
  2. Requirements for performative labour – both its aesthetic and emotional aspects – have the capacity to be discriminatory and exclusionary.
    Identify and explain, concisely – in no more than 200 words (we allow +10%) – what core idea(s) in the material we’ve explored on ELE this week best explain how performative labour requirements can result in discrimination at work.
    You do not need to select all that apply and may explore one in depth or a few ideas more briefly. The key criteria are you make suitable selection(s) and can explain their relevance.
  3. The empirical evidence on decision making suggests that not only do managers not follow a strictly rational approach to decision making, but this lack of rationality might even be a positive thing.
    Identify and explain, concisely – in no more than 200 words (we allow +10%) – what core idea(s) in the material we’ve explored on ELE this week support this perspective on decision-making.
    You do not need to select all that apply and may explore one in depth or a few ideas more briefly. The key criteria are you make suitable selection(s) and can explain their relevance.

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