Theories Of Functionalism In Human Resource Management

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3.2.1 Functionalist A functionalist is an individual who operates according to principles of theory regarding the mental states nature. As per functionalist’s believe, the society is apprehended together by societal agreement, in which its members have the same opinion and together, they work to with aim of achieving what is best for the whole society. Several authors categorize HRM as functionalist while others classify it as both functionalist and positivist (Caldas, Tonelli and Lacombe, 2011, p. 439). There is a perfect harmony of positivist approach to area of HR with the classic view of administration, whereby the major objective of organizations is seeking stable efficiency adaptable to its system. In reality, all over the 20th century, functionalist researches have supported major developments in Human Resource practices. The practices therefore have a strong association with the thought of control. 3.2.2 Interpretive Interpretive refers to the general category of theory, which includes labeling, symbolic interactionism, ethno methodology, social constructionism and phenomenology. The fundamental concern of the theory is creating a meaning as it seeks to understand how members of a given society define a situation. Typically, it is constructed with structural theories that claim to remove subjectivity of the researcher and therefore assuming that one can understand human behavior by adjusting structural forces. In other words, interpretive research sets its focus on
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