After watching the video about postmodernism and reading about it, I have gathered some thoughts on what it means to be “postmodern” in terms of television. To me, the term describes a show that does not confine to every norm. Meaning, the show is not like every other show on television, it challenges the way we previously view television. Thus, after some thought, I would argue that the sit com, The Office, can be considered a postmodern television show. There are various reasons that I think this to be true. First, the cast of the office is considerably diverse and interesting. A few members of the cast are an indian woman, an old white man, and a young woman. It is as though this cast is made to be strange for a reason. I would even compare this cast to the cast of Modern Family, which is said to be a postmodern television theory. Although they do work together in the same space, they have unique stories and personalities that they contribute to the show. Different episodes are focused on different people in the office, and any issues or conflicts they are facing that day. Within these episodes, the cast is portrayed as being very dysfunctional and contradictory at times, as well. Sometimes what they are saying does not even make sense and can seem very
Globalization has an impact on everyone. From the food people eat and what they wear, those products came from all around the world and is a product of globalization. That globalization is the international integration of ideas, products, and culture. But these products, ideas, and culture could come to a loss though these things are all very beneficial. Although there are times when globalization has costs in terms of deadly viruses is true, but the benefits do outweigh the costs when new ideas are introduced.
The cheap raw materials that were present in the United States coupled with a shortage of much needed skilled labor promoted the modernization of industrial processes in America. American competitiveness as a technological nation became more enhanced through the outpacing of the Ford Motor Company of its competitors in combining modern and advanced design processes to their care production offered at moderate pricing. Also, Ford had made a commitment to manufacturing in large volumes which led to him coming up with highly innovative mass production methods which lowered the price of the Model T vehicle to around
During World War II, while men were off at war the women were responsible for taking over men’s duties while still maintaining a balanced family life. Thus began, the rise of women in the workforce, a time when high quality childcare was offered, and women were competing in top jobs such as defense plants, and war related organizations. While men were away at war the women learned to juggle the multiple tasks of being housekeepers, meal makers, balancing finances, and fixing the car. In today’s society, women are unrepresented in these high ranked corporate level jobs, and are held highly to the same standard of being able to “do it all” by herself as if the men are still at war. The article “What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?” helps
The novel, Awakening the Workplace has multiple authors. Focusing on one author instead of highlighting them all, I selected Sarah Cornally. She graduated from the University of Sydney Cumberland College of Health Sciences as an Occupational Therapist. She excels in helping injured workers and getting them back on their feet. Sarah is a very skilled leader and her leadership experience includes being the president of the National Speakers Association of Australia, and also being the Chairman in various boards. Her job focuses on helping people create successful businesses. Sarah has received the Nevin Award for outstanding service in
The reading “Gendering Organizational Theory” written by Joan Acker analyzes the importance of implementing gendered organizations into the organization of public administration that integrate the role of women with neutrality. The author advocates for the usage of gender structures that advocates for gender-neutral character, job evaluation and the concept of abstract worker into the structure of complex organizations. Acker argued, “Jobs and hierarchies are represented as gender neutral, and every time such a job evaluation system is used, the notion of gender-neutral structure and the behavior based on that notion are re-created within the organization” (p. 425).
SGQ 1: Globalization George Martiniano San Francisco State University The main focus of discussion will be on Globalization. Globalization is currently changing the way international business is transforming. Globalization, specifically the globalization market, refers to the gradual integration and growing interdependence of national economies (Nicholson, 2014). Globalization makes it possible for firms to
Power is exercised mostly by men, holding the higher positions and thereby power over the women, meaning that women are not able to move into higher paid positions as quickly as men. One of the most influential sociologists regarding power is Michel Foucault. Power for Foucault is what makes us what we are. He challenges the idea that power is created by people through coercion or domination, instead seeing it as dispersed and pervasive. . ‘Power is everywhere’ and ‘comes from everywhere’ so it is neither an agency nor a structure (Foucault 1998: 63). Instead, Foucault says it is a kind of `metapower´ that infuses society and is in constant change and negotiation. As one of the few writers on power, Foucault sees power is not just a negative, coercive thing that forces us to do things against our wishes, but it can also be a productive at positive force in society. In fact power produces; it produces reality; it produces domains of objects and rituals of truth. The individual and the knowledge that may be gained of him belong to this production’ (Foucault 1991: 194). Furthermore, power is seen as a major source of social discipline and traditionalism. Foucault pointed to a new form of disciplinary power, stemming from 18th century Europe, seen in workplaces, prisons, e.g. the Panopticon. ´The Panopticon; is polyvalent in its applications; it serves to reform prisoner, but also to treat patients, to instruct schoolchildren, to confine the insane, to supervise workers, to put beggars and idlers to work. It is a type of location of bodies in space, of distribution of individuals in relation to one another, of hierarchical organization, of disposition of centres and channels of power, of definition of the instruments and modes of intervention of power, which can be
Globalization refers to world economy, culture, political, trade and technology. The Globalization in business sector means to exchange of good and services, means of transportation, currency exchange,
The seminar presentation given by Julio Melara, entitled Leadership Essentials, was very informative and provided us with key concepts which can help strengthen our organizational performance. One of the topics he discussed was how cultural trumps strategy in business and in order to ensure the business maintains a culture
In my essay I will talk about different business strategies which companies can adopt in case of responding to issues of globalization. First of all I would like to define all the terms that will appear in my essay. Globalization is the global evolution toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration which implies the opening of regional and nationalistic perspectives to a wide attitude of an interconnected and interdependent world with free transfer of capital, goods, and services across domestic frontiers. Growth strategy is a strategy aimed at winning greater market share, even at the expense of short-term profit.
A feminist is defined as a person who supports feminism and feminism is simply the quest or the belief in the social, political and economic equality of sexes. In this essay i am going to dwell on how different organizations demonstrate inequality against women in the working environment and other different organizations such as churches, Law firms and business companies using different feminist theories. Feminist theory uses the conflict approach to examine the strengthening of gender roles and inequalities, highlighting the role of patriarchy in maintaining the oppression of women. Nowadays selection of a candidate for a position in an
Globalization is a process of linking the world through many aspects, from the economic to the culture, the political. in different nations. This process uses to describe the changes in society and in the world economy, by creating a linkage and increasing exchange between individuals, organizations or nations in cultural perspective, economics on global scale (Globalization 101, n.d.). A process of creating many opportunities but also causes many challenges for all the nations in the world, particularly for developing countries.
Organizational culture differs from a company to another, depending on the nature of work. Frequently, a remarkable diverse combination of qualities and standards, administer the cultural environment of an organization. A system of common meaning held by associates that differentiates the organization from other organizations is what we mean by organizational culture. In today 's quickly changing business atmosphere, the cultural make-up of an organization perform a decisive role the achievements of the organization to accomplish its vital targets. In this essay, the reader will be able to recognize the organizational culture of Etihad Airways, which is one of the biggest well-known airways in the airline industry. Our group chose Etihad Airways