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Organizational dissent - Focusing on qualitative data



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Organizational dissent - Focusing on qualitative data

  • Leaders should avoid focusing on qualitative data. The employees may become more focused on the data than the real issue(s).

Organizational dissent - Whistle-blowing

  • In fact, evidence indicates that only as a last resort do the dissendents finally go public with their tales (Bennis, 2004, Kassing, 2000).

Organizational dissent - Whistle-blowing

  • Whistle-blowers are often high-performing employees who believe they are doing their job (Martin, 2005)

Organizational dissent - Whistle-blowing

  • Organizations need to realize that internal dissent is not itself a crisis, but rather priceless insurance against disaster. Until the ugly headlines appear and the consequences are unavoidable, companies too often forget that they will suffer far more for ignoring their principled dissendents than by giving them a hearing (Bennis, 2004).

Asus - Pirated software and dissemination of confidential data

  • In September 2008, PC Pro discovered through a reader that Asus had accidentally shipped laptops that contained cracked and pirated software. Both physical machines and recovery CDs contained confidential documents from Microsoft and other organizations, internal Asus documents, and sensitive personal information including curriculum vitae|CVs.

Asus - Pirated software and dissemination of confidential data

  • At the time, an Asus spokesperson promised an investigation at quite a high level, but declined to comment on how the files got on the machines and recovery media. It was demonstrated that an unattended installation of Windows Vista could accidentally copy material from a flash drive with a parameter in the unattend.xml file on the personal flash drive being used to script the installation.

Binary prefix - Dissent

  • Even among proponents of unique prefixes for binary multiples, proposals for alternative sets of prefixes have continued following the introduction of Ki, Mi, etc., by the IEC

Case law - Dissenting opinions

  • A district court, for example, could not rely on a Supreme Court dissent as a rationale for ruling on the case at hand.

Adam Smith - Criticism and dissent

  • Alfred Marshall criticized Smith's definition of economy on several points. He argued that man should be equally important as money, services are as important as goods, and that there must be an emphasis on human welfare, instead of just wealth.

Saab Automobile - 2013 - Claim dismissed

  • In June 2013, the district court dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that General Motors was within its rights to block the sale.

Management styles - Laissez-faire

  • Laissez-faire leadership, also known as delegative leadership, is a type of leadership style in which leaders are hands-off and allow group members to make the decisions. Researchers have found that this is generally the leadership style that leads to the lowest productivity among group members. http://psychology.about.com/od/leadership/f/laissez-faire-leadership.htm

Management styles - Laissez-faire

  • * Very little guidance from leaders

Management styles - Laissez-faire

Management styles - Laissez-faire

  • * Group members are expected to solve problems on their own

History of economic thought - Edward Misselden and Gerard Malynes

  • In 1622 English merchants Edward misselden|Edward Misselden and Gerard Malynes began a dispute over free trade and the desirability of government regulation of companies, with Malynes arguing against foreign exchange as under the control of bankers, and Misselden arguing that international money exchange and fluctuations in the exchange rate depend upon international trade and not bankers, and that the state should regulate trade to insure export surpluses.

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • Among the first to design such a device were Germany|German inventors Max Dieckmann and Rudolf Hell, who had titled their 1925 patent application Lichtelektrische Bildzerlegerröhre für Fernseher (Photoelectric Image Dissector Tube for Television).

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • The term may apply specifically to a dissector tube employing magnetic fields to keep the Video camera tube#Magnetic focusing in typical camera tubes|electron image in focus, an element lacking in Dieckmann and Hell's design, and in the early dissector tubes built by U.S.|American inventor Philo Farnsworth.

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • Dieckmann and Hell submitted their application to the German patent office in April 1925, and a patent was issued in October 1927. Their experiments on the image dissector were announced in the volume 8 (September 1927) of the popular magazine Discovery

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • and in the May 1928 issue of the magazine Popular Radio.

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • However, they never transmitted a clear and well focused image with such a tube.

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • In January 1927, Farnsworth applied for a patent for his Television System that included a device for the conversion and dissecting of light.

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • Its first moving image was successfully transmitted on September 7 of 1927,

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • and a patent was issued in 1930. Farnsworth quickly made improvements to the device, among them introducing an electron multiplier made of nickel

Video camera tube - Image dissector

  • and deploying a longitudinal magnetic field in order to sharply Video camera tube#Magnetic focusing in typical camera tubes|focus the electron image.


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