Authoritarian organizations develop cultures that tend to blame problems on individuals, and task accomplishment becomes a secondary priority.
Exercising power and control within the organization means productivity and profits generally suffer. Because there are currently so few collaborative organizations, abused workers must generally try to cope within authoritarian workplace systems.
Authoritarian organizations have the following characteristics:
Collaborative organization are characterized by the following:
Collaborative organizations allow employees to feel more connected to their jobs and coworkers, reduces workplace stress, makes their jobs easier, allows for more work freedom, and in general makes them happier people. Collaboration not only positively impacts the lives of employees at work but also at home.
Workplace abuse, bullying, harassment, and discrimination are less likely in collaborative organizations, since peer pressure suppresses these negative forces. Experiencing a collaborative workplace leaves a lasting positive impact and makes it difficult to return to an authoritarian system.
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