Wasteful Management Practices Case Study

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Waste is to use up uselessly, or to squander; to overlook. Practice is to carry out, or execution. Wasteful practices means therefore, to habitually squander or neglect (Denis Donovan, (nd)). In many organizations’ day to day operations, unproductive wasteful managerial practices occur so regularly and managers become sightless to them and are become tradition or habit of the organization (Ibid).For the purpose of this study, Wasteful Management Practices is defined as a set of unproductive small practices, that are not contributing to the accomplishment of the organization’s main objectives and are unnoticed and not controlled by leaders. Therefore, Wasteful Management Practices (WMPs) are treated in terms of the following ten dimensions: …show more content…
R., Russ, G. S., & Fandt, P. M., 1989). Organizational politics is frequently associated with manipulation, subversiveness and illegitimate means of overusing power to attain personal objectives (Ferris, G. R., & Kacmar, K. M., 1992). It is a method of getting things done for personal gain using power in organization (Batson, C.D., Thompson, E.R., Seuferling, G., Whitney, H., & Strongman, J., 1999). Organizational politics usually operates with unwritten rules of success that send ambiguous and anxiety messages to employees about political behaviors such as whom to fear, to appraise, to avoid, or to blame …show more content…
Almost all meetings are poorly planned and incompetently led anyone with responsible make meeting short and satisfying (Ibid). Such meeting is unproductive or wasteful management practices.
Hypocrisy: Hypocrisy is the incongruity between what leaders think is normative and how they actually behave. It is the difference between what managers believe other people should do and what they actually would do themselves in such a situation (Batson, C.D., & Thompson, E.R., 2001). According to Valdesolo, P., & DeSteno, D., (2007), hypocrites are people who openly maintain strict moral norms; demanding others to follow them. However, they privately violate these espoused principles in their own behavior. This is also wasteful management practices.
Procrastination: procrastination is another common source of waste management practices. It is delaying work which is unpleasant by finding distractions which are less important or unproductive. Procrastination occurs when managers put off tasks that they must be done right now. When one procrastinates, he comes to dread doing the task, and eventually, everything catches up with him when he fails to complete the work on

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