Management, Organization and Fear
Causes, Consequences and Strategies
Fear is a fundamental emotion, a process combining four elements: physiological arousal, subjective feelings, cognitive interpretation and behavioural expression. The notion of fear is related to such terms as apprehension, uncertainty, risk, anxiety, horror. Fear has always accompanied people. It is ubiquitous, but its level rises when people pursue tasks or objectives, are controlled or assessed. Hence, its strong presence in management processes.
This book illustrates various types of fear, its sources and consequences, as well as reduction methods. The authors discuss notions related to fear (e.g. uncertainty, anxiety), the significance of fear and its roles from the points of view of business owners, employees, trade unions, and managers, as well as the roles of fear in various management concepts. They present various methods and tactics of employee intimidation including humiliation, false accusations, excessive control, blackmail, bullying, and harassment.
The objective of Management, Organization and Fear: Causes, Consequences and Strategies to make the reader aware of economic and social benefits available if an organizational environment is free from fear. It aims to ensure that the reader knows how to reduce fear and how to defend against its negative consequences and will therefore be of value to researchers, academics, managers, and students in the fields of organizational studies, human resource management, work and organizational psychology, and sociology.
Table of Contents
1. The Notion of Fear, Its Types and Causes 2. Fear from the Perspective of Managers, Business Owners, and Employees 3. Fear in Selected Management Concepts 4. Tactics of Intimidation and Selected Intimidation Methods 5. Fear in the Practice of Management 6. Conclusions
Marek Bugdol is a Professor and Head of the Department of Quality Management, as well as Chairperson of the Management and Quality Sciences Council at the Jagiellonian University, Poland.
Kazimierz Nagody-Mrozowicz is an associate professor at General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of the Land Forces in Wroclaw and the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland.