Comparison of Characteristics of the Anomie State of the Professional Members at an Organization with the Changing Institution Policy

Monday, 11 July 2016: 17:00
Location: Hörsaal 4C G (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Masayo FUJIMOTO, Doshisha University, Japan
This study observes and examines the anomie states of the professional members at an organization with the changing institution policy.  The conventional theory of professionals is that professionals do not depend on organizations as they have a strong commitment to their occupations; however, in dynamic reforms of organizational systems, we found a different tendency.  It was found through the interviews that researchers felt uneasiness and dissatisfaction as clerks did. When we analyzed their uneasiness with the type of work they performed and their position in the organization, the full-time researchers felt the greatest amount of uneasiness regarding this organizational shift, while temporary clerks worried about their job termination. This paper explains the above phenomenon by using concepts such as "relative deprivation," "the conflict caused by the old institution and the new institution", and "the dismantling of the researcher's community".  The self-subsistence of a person depends on the social norms of the society.  Therefore, we conclude that increased uneasiness is the result of the weakening of their superiority.  In addition, because each professional commits to a specific field, it was difficult for the researchers to combine against the control of the managers and directors.  This study concludes this phenomenon is a professional's anomie on dynamic organization.