Traditional, Interpretive & Critical Perspectives on Organizations


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If you view an organization's culture as designed to use symbols and history as means to keep employees under control, and to reinforce power structures, which lens are you looking through?

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1. The traditional perspective sees the culture in an organization as created by which of the following?

2. Which of the following is true of the interpretive perspective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you check your understanding of traditional, interpretive and critical perspectives on organizations. How the interpretive perspective works and shortcomings of the traditional perspective are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • Perspective where communication is seen as a tool in building organizational reality
  • A con of the traditional perspective
  • How the traditional perspective works
  • The lens where organizations oppress employees

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the various perspectives on organizations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how the interpretive perspective works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different perspectives on organizations

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study more, go through the lesson called Traditional, Interpretive & Critical Perspectives on Organizations. This lesson allows you to:

  • Review attributes of an organization
  • Compare and contrast the different perspectives on organizations
  • Determine why organizational theory can be complicated