From `soldiering' and absenteeism to humour in organizations and the emergence politics of sexuality, this book explores the latest forms of organizational subversion and offers fresh insights of the underlying dynamics of management and organizational processes. The book opens with a critique of orthodox organizational analysis and maps out the wide terrain across which organizational `misbehaviour' occurs. The authors go on to examine the interconnections between identity formation, the pursuit of autonomy and organizational misbehaviour, and explore how clearly the tendency to misbehave is deeply embedded in organizational life.
- Chapter 1: Why Organizational Misbehaviour?
- Chapter 2: The Recalcritrant Worker
- Chapter 3: Irresponsible Autonomy – Self-Organization as the Infrastructure of Misbehaviour
- Chapter 4: Management and Misbehaviour
- Chapter 5: Only Joking? From Subculture to Counter-Culture in Organizational Relations
- Chapter 6: Ruling Passions: Sexual Misconduct at Work
- Chapter 7: The End of Organizational Misbehaviour?