Watching (out for) each other: the role of clan controls in managing project teams

Singh, H
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Academy of Management

The article discusses the concept of clan control and its usefulness for managing teams in the workplace. The drawbacks of using traditional command and control systems for the management of business teams are noted. The clan control method, which involves fostering a group identity through social norms and coorientation within the larger corporate culture, is described as a useful alternative. The relationship of clan control to agency theory is discussed, and the importance of using team training methods which use organizational socialization to avoid adding unnecessary levels of bureaucracy is mentioned.

Teams in the workplace , Group identity , Social norms , Corporate culture , Management , Bureaucracy
Proceedings from Academy of Management Annual Meeting, pp.1-6
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