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Title: A Quest for Reality: Deconstructing the Democratic Environments of Learning Organizations
Authors: Devi Akella
Issue/Year: Apr-2002
Section: Notes and Commentaries
Abstract: There is a burgeoning stream of literature which has argued for the adoption of a critical methodology to reflect critically on a number of relevant issues like the notion of ideology and power, rationality, control and surveillance, and the functions of communication. This paper considers the effectiveness of a political, value-based critical perspective to examine the political and yet unexplored dimensions of management. The critical methodolgy is used to deconstruct the democratic working environments of learning organizations. The analysis suggests that learning organizations are complex and intricate working environments where employees and management negotiate with each other to effectively function as an organization.
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