The paper "Developing a Shared Values Process" is a great example of a case study on social science. Maria Alverno works at a Shop Floor # 3 in the clothing section of John Lewis. A multiple departmental Store in London. Maria Alverno is Spanish from both her parents’ side, but they have been long settled in London now. Maria is a business student, working part-time at the Store. She is being paid well, and she foresees the potential for her to be able to join the administration after she graduates. But this part-time work of hers has turned into one huge experience, which has left her thinking: should she quit the job, or stay and wait for her promotion.
She doesn’ t have another potential job in sight, she has to manage her finances her self. Now, the situation Maria is in, regards to her identity we need to consider the articulate of identity, we over and over again mean the facets of individuality or the roles we take part in. If we were to for the moment think about the identity of an individual and in this case Maria’ s.
We would have to include all the distinctiveness and actions of Maria, without contemplating the probable contradictions between Bob and her. Her identity would until the end of time be by definition really remarkable. After all, nearly every one of us feels remarkable and not otherwise. Such a definition corresponds, at least ostensibly, to our consciousness of us and the humanity around us. 1 The Insecurity that Maria is feeling is basically the condition or quality of being insecure; the want of safety; danger; hazard; as, the insecurity of a building liable to fire; insecurity of a debt. Also, the behavior of Bob is making Maria confused and also bringing her to the state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; this scenario is causing within Maria the want of confidence. 2 The main point that comes forth is that of the Power: that Maria feels she has.
It is her capacity to do something: the ability, strength, and capacity to do something. Because of the strong feeling of insecurity that Maria is feeling. This Question automatically is bound to pop up what power do I have in doing my job?
What can I do to be one of the favorite ones of my boss. 3 Also, Maria's prime concern is to gain more Knowledge: about her work. but she expects her boss to at least consider her positive attitude towards her work. But by the way, bob is with her; she can never be motivated enough or feel encouraged. This specific knowledge in Maria's case would be the information or details that she would be able to acquire and also aspire to attain. Bob s attitude entails somewhere the element of Inequality also.
This inequality within itself is the biasness, in terms of gender, race, creed, or religion that occurs in a workplace or everyday life.
1. Alan McCluskey, Saint-Blaise, June 19th, 2001The following text was first written in Fench under the title "Troubles d'identité ou identité trouble?" as part of a course given at Fribourg University, Switzerland. http://www.connected.org/is/identity.html
2. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) die.net, http://dict.die.net/insecurity/.
3. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P) 2007 http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861737554/power.html.
4. Vitalwork is a distributor for The Lebow Company, Inc. Shared Values® Process is a registered trademark of The Lebow Company, Inc.
5. By Michael Fontaine and Eric Lesser, Challenges in managing
Organizational knowledge, IBM Institute for Knowledge-Based Organizations http://www-935.ibm.com/services/in/igs/pdf/g510-3234-00-esr-managing-organizational-knowledge.pdf