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dysfunction

any consequence of an activity which inhibits the achievement of the desired objective. In the study of ORGANIZATIONS, dysfunctions refer to those aspects of organizations which are essential to the organization's proper functioning but at the same time detract from organizational performance. For instance, a justifiable emphasis on following the correct procedures can also stifle the flexibility that is often needed in work situations. See GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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Also since both worry and emotionality together contribute to total test anxiety scores, significant contribution of only emotionality and not worry for dysfunctional career thoughts might have been further responsible for lack of significant relationship between dysfunctional career thoughts and overall test anxiety.
The fact remains that teams, because they are made up of imperfect human beings, are inherently dysfunctional.
We think the explanation is that treating underlying dysfunctional elimination causes better relaxation of the pelvic floor, either external or internal sphincters, which in turn reduces the harsh, turbulent flow in the urethra and decreases the chance of pain and bleeding," said Dr.
The interplay of negative life events, dysfunctional attitudes, and social support in the development of depression has not yet been explained satisfactorily.
All the cameras on the Expressway beyond Faizabad are dysfunctional.
Similarly, other fountains installed in various spots including Shaheen Chowk, 9th avenue, Peshawar Mor, Highway and Karachi Company have also become dysfunctional.
And please don't mention civil lists as that is a small proportion of our tax revenue compared to the billions paid out to unpleasant and dysfunctional benefit families who just keep on breeding.
When we work with dysfunctional colleagues, over time we begin to observe common behavior patterns for these dysfunctional individuals that seem to become "normal" for them.
A total of 2,966 children (25%) were in need primarily because their family was deemed to be dysfunctional.
Separate Government figures also showed a third of children in care in Teesside are there because their families are too dysfunctional to care for them.
Broken Trust: Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform
27 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has discovered a process by which high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - known as 'good cholesterol' - becomes dysfunctional, loses its cardio-protective properties, and instead turns to 'bad cholesterol', thus promoting inflammation and atherosclerosis, or the clogging and hardening of the arteries.