Briody, E., T.M. Pester and R. Trotter (2012). A story’s impact on organizational‐culture change. Journal of Organizational Change Management 25(1): 67–87.
Qualitative research on organizational culture change at a General Motors manufacturing plant.
Goffman, E. (1961). Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. New York: Anchor Doubleday.
Applies to both sections: status and roles and organizations
Merton, R.K. (1940). Bureaucratic structure and personality. Social Forces 18(4): 560–568.
On the relationship between structural functionalism and bureaucracy
Film recommendation: Office Space (1999)
Addresses issues of organizational culture, bureaucracy, status
Tales from the Kingston Pen: http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episodes/tales-from-the-kingston-penn
Status and Role: http://www.sociologyguide.com/basic-concepts/Status-and-Role.php
Additional information on the concepts of status and role
Lou Gehrig’s Disease: http://www.lougehrigsdisease.net/
Good resource to understand living with disabilities as a master status
Sociology of Organization: http://www.sociosite.net/topics/organization.php
Good resource for sociology of organizations research
Individuals in Organizations: http://www.sociologyguide.com/organization-and-individual/index.php
Additional information on organizations and the role of the individual in organizations