Professional autonomy as a basis of conflict in an organization

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Needed cutbacks in government and industry can lead to a situation where professionals have to operate where their autonomy is limited. How do they cope? Responses may include: “dubious” practice, the development and use of “simplified decision‐rules,” “whistle‐blowing,” reformism, and retreatism. Management can institutionalize a code‐of‐action that draws on the positive responses of the reformers and “decision simplifiers” and in this way better accommodate the need for both efficiency and professional integrity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-328
Number of pages18
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985


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