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Communication and practices of authority in organizations
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Many contemporary organizations rely on a horizontal structure where local experts need to acquire authority. Despite this, the overall model appears to be the bureaucratic model where authority is distributed vertically and authority of position and expertise is considered to coincide. These two contradictory models can coexist because the relationship between authority of position and authority of expertise is loosely coupled. However, this contradiction may result in a gap between managers and subordinates as subordinates lose trust in managers if decisions are not based on expertise. Organizations commence to acknowledge this gap and consequently aim to bridge it. This paper explores how organizations initiate communicative practices in order to negotiate authority among organizational members. The results point to the importance of providing communicative tools that assist members to reach coorientation in their interactions. As a result, the negotiation and sharing of authority seems to be more prone to take place. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Authority, authority of position, authority of expertise, interactions, communicative constitution of organizations (CCO)
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-335380OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-335380DiVA, id: diva2:1162595
Conference
Colloquium, Communication, material and discursive power dynamics , 28-29 October, 2016, Uppsala University.
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04

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