strategies of independence

strategies of independence

the ways which individuals find to maintain a measure of’functional autonomy’ within the organizations in which they work, creating social spaces for themselves (GOULDNER, 1959). Gouldner uses the example of 'strategies of independence’, borrowed from E. C. Hughes, as part of his argument against making too strong assumptions about ‘functional interdependence’.
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