organization man

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Originally the title of an influential book (published in 1956), a classic of American pop sociology by William H. Whyte, which claimed that white-collar employees in large organizations are dominated by corporate life and loyalties. In cutting themselves off from friends, families, and communities, organization men came to assume a new ‘bureaucratic, personality structure’. This favoured conformity, a privatized life-style in mass-produced suburbia, and subverted the American values of competitive individualism.

Subjects: Sociology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.