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Work, Postmodernism and Organization provides a wide-ranging and very accessible introduction to postmodern theory and its relevance for the cultural world of the work organization. The book provides a critical review of the debates that have shaped organization theory over the past decade, making clear the meaning and significance of postmodern ideas for contemporary organization theory and practice. Work, Postmodernism and Organization will provide valuable material to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of organization theory, organizational behaviour, industrial sociology, and more general business & management and sociology courses.

Organization, Postmodernism and Inter-subjectivity
Organization, postmodernism and inter-subjectivity

[Ethical Life is] is a seeing into (An-schauen) which does not dominate or suppress but recognizes the difference and sameness of the other… when the other is seen as different and as the same as oneself, as spirit not as a person, as a living totality not as a formal unity, then empirical consciousness will coincide with absolute consciousness, freedom with necessity. This can only be achieved in a just society. (Rose, 1981: 69)

To build connections and to gain the full commitment of employees, we must come out from behind our desks and embrace an ‘in-your-face’ passion for employee interaction…. Do not just ask for two-way interaction – demand it! Aggressively go after it. (Harris, 1996: 43/44)

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