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Chapter 4 Moral Mazes Notes

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Prof.Gavin
Semester
Winter

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Moral Mazes Chapter 4 - Fictions exist among managers as to how they believe the decision process happens. - Managers are subject to the same discipline, systems of control and evaluation than the people they impose them upon - Many managerial decisions are routine and based on well established norms - Decision making is rarely individual because the blame is better distributed amongst a collective - Decision making clues are found by looking up and looking around - Middle management is the sector most paralyzed by decision making having more agency, a longer leash but likely little framework with which to make decisions o Not the case with senior management They have framework comes with time - satisfactory is a socially determined judgement - Managers are short sighted because of o the troubling state of the economy and the focus on short term profit as well as o The structure and pace of their workda
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