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Hierarchy vs egalitarianism

door Roxana Bucur

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Hierarchies are ubiquitous. Social hierarchies have been observed in social human groups, in task oriented groups, such as legislative juries, and in organizational work teams. They even tend to develop in groups that strive to be egalitarian. Social hierarchies are so pervasive that researchers generally consider them a central feature of social relations.
Van Berkel, Crandall, Eidelman and Blanchar try to answer a pervasive question in organizational research: why hierarchies persist in any social setting. Lees verder

Informal hierarchies and team performance

door Roxana Bucur

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Formally, current organizations are becoming more and more flat, with team members having equal power or status and no assigned leader (Chenhall, 2008). Regardless of the lack of formal hierarchy, informal hierarchy readily emerges (Bass, 1954; Frauendofer et al., 2014). I will present in more detail this recent article of Frauendofer et al., 2014 with the purpose of illustrating how scholars perceive the connection between informal power hierarchies and group performance. Lees verder

Is hierarchy out of fashion?

door Roxana Bucur

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The contemporary business world is characterized by organizations that tend to decline in formality, or more specifically, to shift from formal hierarchical structures to informal ones (Diefenbach & Sillince, 2011), where all employees that are situated on equal positions (Leavitt, 2005). Lees verder

Where do we stand? How changes in rank order can influence people’s status judgments.

door Roxana Bucur

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The way individuals perceive and construct ranks is within human nature. Ranking systems pervade social life, and especially the organizational field. We can take a recent example from the university website: the post reveals that “University of Groningen is proud to be among the global elite with a classification in the top 100 of the Shanghai ARWU, the Times Higher Education (THE) and the QS World University ranking lists, the most influential ranking lists in the academic world.” How is this rank knowledge affecting our perception of the university status and prestige? In organizations rankings are kept under continuous attention and they change constantly. How do these rank changes influence social judgments of the employees? Lees verder

To be or not to be the boss ? How willingness to be a boss or a subordinate influences performance.

door Roxana Bucur

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In this post, I will describe briefly an article with high relevance for the organizational sector. The purpose is to inform managers about power motivation and to make them acquainted with its effects on performance. Lees verder

Winners & Losers; insight into hierarchies – from the animal world to humans

door Roxana Bucur

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Hierarchy is among the most prevalent and universal features of human social organization (Leavitt, 2005). Ethologists suggest that the ranks in a hierarchy are attained by attributes of dominance (Chase et al., 2002). In their research using cichlid fish, defined to be dominant in a relationship is the one that chases, threatens, or bites, but receives no aggression from the other. Needless to say that this definition should be restructured to fit human patterns of behavior; it could be thus assumed that the position of an individual in a human hierarchy should be attained by the high ranked showing dominant behavior over the low ranked ones. Lees verder