Socialization In The Devil Wears Prada

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ISSUE/PROBLEM REVEALED IN THE MOVIE
The first issue was workplace mobbing and followership and how they evoked socialization. The management under Miranda lead by intimidation, degradation, humiliation and has been considered by mean. The mobbing did not stop with just Miranda. Andy, of course, was mobbed by Emily, Andy’s confident art director Nigel, and other Runway employees. In the movie, Andy held her ground for as long as she could but the harassment got the best of her. Eventually she resorted to socialization to make the best of the situation. Socialization is when a person goes through the process of learning her own culture. In Andy’s case, after disappointing Miranda one of her demeaning requests and being told by her, “So I told
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Miranda was portrayed as a legend and though she may have appeared vain, she was simply devoted to Runway and did what was best for its sustainability. However, she wasn’t as devoted or compassionate to her employees, she refused to call Andy by her name but instead referred to Andy as Emily who is her name of the first assistant. Miranda also wouldn’t allow employees to ride the elevator with her and she even asked for nearly impossible tasks such as obtaining the Harry Potter manuscript prior to being published and possessed a management style that was vague in her objectives and without any guidance to the employees. For example “Get me that little table I like in that store on Madison” or “Where’s that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday?”. Others might think that her management style was ineffective but the opposite was true in the movie. It is because Miranda convinced everyone that she was right all the time, this allowed her to remain secure in her job. Toward the end of the movie there was the possibility that Miranda was going to be replaced by Jacqueline Follet, editor of Runway’s French edition, because Jacqueline was cheaper, but Miranda’s response was, “Truth is, there’s no one that can do what I do.” This statement may be true because Miranda did not take the time to mentor or guide anyone. Her characteristics of power and control often trumped those characteristics like concern for others or

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