The Definition of the Situation      PBOG:      the sociology of organisational life      Working hypothesis by Clive Burg...
The Definition of the SituationGlobal Watching for the Mobile GenerationCurious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigge...
The Definition of the Situation Global Watching for the Mobile Generation Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the big...
The Definition of the Situation  PBOG: FOUR-FRAME APPROACH      PLAN                        Patterns of      Governance, P...
SD PLAN: Policies & Procedures                       Education &      Housing &      Health &                       Employ...
PBOG: Reframing Organisations      PBOG: FOUR-FRAME APPROACH        Plan ~ Symbols                      Behaviour ~ Politi...
Reproduction & Transformation ofPublic Services & the Welfare State      Neo-liberal reproduction &      transformation of...
PBOG: In Place of Austerity    PBOG: FOUR-FRAME APPROACH                                                                  ...
PBOG Reproduction & Transformation      PLAN                                  BEHAVIOUR  ●   Implement                    ...
PBOG                      Control & Resistance      PLAN                                  BEHAVIOUR  ●   Implement        ...
PBOG ~ Dialectic Processes    Cultural Process                      Activities & Relationships●   Paper to People         ...
PBOG: Dialectic Process      PAPER                                       PEOPLE  ●   Plan                                 ...
Control & Resistance                                       Resistance                                       to the cutsCli...
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  1. 1. The Definition of the Situation PBOG: the sociology of organisational life Working hypothesis by Clive Burgess© st 1 October 2012 Global Watching for the mobile generation Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger pictureClive Burgess ©2012
  2. 2. The Definition of the SituationGlobal Watching for the Mobile GenerationCurious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger pictureWorking hypothesise... ideas from my twitter thread... tryingto pull all of the stuff together so I can see whats going on...still following the money... in search of gold...Clive Burgess... A security bloke in search of the truth1st October 2012– my view of social reality in organisational lifeAlthough my ideas may not be quite right it is my hope thatsome of my stuff may stimulate others to develop new ideasor thoughts that may be put into practice now or in the futureClive Burgess ©2012
  3. 3. The Definition of the Situation Global Watching for the Mobile Generation Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger picture PBOG: the sociology of organisational life ➔Sustainable Development ~ Simplified model ➔Reframing Organisations ~ Joan V Gallos et al 2003 ➔The Hidden Persuaders ~ Vance Packard 1957 ➔In Place of Austerity ~ Dexter Whitfield 2012 CONFLICT Reproduction & Transformation of the Welfare State ➔Control & Resistance ~ The Global fightback ➔PBOG: the sociology of organisational life ~ Four-frame approach to develop the definition of situationClive Burgess ©2012
  4. 4. The Definition of the Situation PBOG: FOUR-FRAME APPROACH PLAN Patterns of Governance, Policies & BEHAVIOUR Procedures, Strategic Act like or Observe & Plans, Action Plans etc Monitor GUIDELINES legal Rational or other ORGANISATION Directives, Acts, Orders, We want you to do this Regulations, Rules, with these to produce that Codes of Practice , Codes of Conduct etcClive Burgess ©2012
  5. 5. SD PLAN: Policies & Procedures Education & Housing & Health & Employment Built Well-being including NI including payments & Environment Welfare including Social Pensions Benefits & NHS Housing Economy Transport & Energy including Infrastructure Security & Income Tax & including subsidies Poverty VAT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – SIMPLIFIED MODELClive Burgess ©2012
  6. 6. PBOG: Reframing Organisations PBOG: FOUR-FRAME APPROACH Plan ~ Symbols Behaviour ~ Politics Liberal Democratic Ideology ● Neo-Liberalism Using the age of Austerity to ● Conservatism interpret guidelines direct & implement plan ● Corporate/business interests Green tree & yellow smiley Organisation ~ Structure Guidelines ~ Human ● State-Monopoly Capitalism Resources ● The Big Society● People - 99% ● Tax Payer Alliance ~ Big Brother Watch Who is doing what, where, when, Dispossession, Disinvestment, Destabilisation, how & WHY? Depoliticisation & Disempowerment Economic performance Clive Burgess ©2012
  7. 7. Reproduction & Transformation ofPublic Services & the Welfare State Neo-liberal reproduction & transformation of the welfare state The reproduction & transformation of consists of four processes public services● (P) Personalisation ● Extend wealth creation in the public sector● (B) Financialisation ● To reconfigure the state● (O) Privatisation ● Reformulate social relations.● (G) Marketisation The age of Austerity Financial Crisis ~ Setback for ● Created opportunities to accelerate neo-liberalism marketisation & privatisation● Failure of securitisation ● Role back the state centre-stage● Deregulation ● Bail out of banks & financial institutions as corporate welfare (the well-being of● Property market collapse corporations at public expense) Clive Burgess ©2012
  8. 8. PBOG: In Place of Austerity PBOG: FOUR-FRAME APPROACH (B) Financialisation (P) Personalisation ● Capitalisation of income streams & securitisation of assets● Individual choice mechanism ● Individual budgets, direct payments & vouchers● Consumerism & market research ● Payment-by-result● Emphasis on individual participation through complains & comments ● Community asset ownership ● Social investment bonds/shares (G) Marketisation ● Private finance of infrastructure● Commissioning & contract culture ● Asset-based welfare state Commodifying (commercialising) services (O) Privatisation●● Commodifying (commercialising) labour ● Transfer of public services to arms length trading● Restructuring the state for competition & market companies & enterprises mechanisms ● Whole & multi-service PPP contracts● Restructuring democratic accountability & user involvement ● Sale of assets by flotation or trade sale● Embedding● business interests ● Leasing infrastructure via long term concession contracts Clive Burgess ©2012 ● Social investment market
  9. 9. PBOG Reproduction & Transformation PLAN BEHAVIOUR ● Implement ● Evaluate, Review ● Direct, Inform, Instruct, Train ● Follow ● Interpretation ● Cooperate GUIDELINES ORGANISATION ● Conditions ● Competition ● Enforce, Encourage (Nudge) ● Focus & Feed-back ● Competence ● CoordinationClive Burgess ©2012
  10. 10. PBOG Control & Resistance PLAN BEHAVIOUR ● Implement ● Evaluate, Review ● Direct, Inform, Instruct, Train ● Follow ● Interpretation ● Cooperate GUIDELINES ORGANISATION ● Conditions ● Competition ● Enforce, Encourage (Nudge) ● Focus & Feed-back ● Competence ● CoordinationClive Burgess ©2012
  11. 11. PBOG ~ Dialectic Processes Cultural Process Activities & Relationships● Paper to People Dialectic process● Paper to Paper ● Systems Theory● People to People ● Activity Theory PEOPLE MANAGEMENT COOPERATE TEAMWORK COMPETITION Dance of the dialectic Controlled by Roles & ResponsibilitiesClive Burgess ©2012
  12. 12. PBOG: Dialectic Process PAPER PEOPLE ● Plan ● Behaviour ● Guidelines ● Organisation Each process contains control & resistance, reproduction & transformation as they constantly conflict with each other. This in turn produces an aspect. The processes move a bit like a swing-ometer used by the BBC during local or general election time. Sometimes lesser, sometimes greater – see cultural changeClive Burgess ©2012
  13. 13. Control & Resistance Resistance to the cutsClive Burgess ©2012

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