Influence Of Popular Culture

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Popular culture is defined as a form of identity and expression that is frequently encountered and widely accepted, approved and liked and characteristic that are unique to a particular society at a specific time. There are many sources of popular culture. The primary source of popular culture is the mass media, especially film, television, video game, tradition, and the Internet. Advances in communication tend to allow a greater transmission of ideas via word of mouth through cell phones. Popular culture becomes an important ingredient of organizational behavior. The best way to learn about organizational behaviors is through popular culture. Popular culture provides a practical and realistic account of the organizational life
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Unfortunately, some organizations have failed to respond to this influence of the popular culture. Organizations do not have a flexible work schedule or probably there are no breaks for employees to relax and socialize. Some employees out of the influence of popular culture have found networking through social media platforms to be so attractive that they have to do it even while working. The majority of employees today have to be on Facebook during work hours and this is an indication that they are denied own free time, which they can use to socialize. This rigid work schedule, which is common in many organizations that are after maximizing on the available human resources and making huge profits, has been responsible for low employee morale and motivation and decreased productivity. This makes employees develop bad behaviors such as trying too ‘kill time’ during work hours (McGuire, …show more content…
Employees face a myriad of ethical dilemmas, which are too challenging to handle. So much is happening in organizations where employees are faced with ethical dilemmas for lack of knowledge on how to handle certain occurrences. Employees find themselves tor between subscribing to the organizational values and principles, and deviating from the norm for their own benefits. Issues involving some employees engaging in corrupt deals, absconding duties, fraud, and using organizational resources for their won benefits, leaves others torn between reporting the perpetrators or covering them up. However, since they are not properly trained to handle such cases, it poses a major ethical dilemma to them (Carlone & Taylor, 1998). In addition, the bureaucratic organizational style and poor communication in many workplaces today has led to a decline in worker’s efficiency and output. The top-down management style and lack of recognition of the employees is also affecting employees grossly (Rhodes & Westwood,

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