organization man

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organization man
 
n
1.  a person who subordinates his personal life to the demands of the organization he works for
2.  a person who specializes in or is good at organization

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organization man definition


Someone who represses individual desires and molds behavior to conform to the demands of the organization he or she works for. (See also bureaucracy, bureaucrat, and conformity; see also under “Business and Economics.”)

organization man definition


Someone who subordinates his personal goals and wishes to the demands of the corporation or a similar large organization for which he works; a conformist. The term comes from the book The Organization Man, by William H. Whyte. (See also bureaucracy, bureaucrat, and conformity.)

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