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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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In others, the newspaper said he had described the administration as "uniquely dysfunctional" and that media reports about White House "knife fights" are "mostly true".
A number of traffic signals are dysfunctional and the faulty signals are causing so much confusion and congestions at intersections.
The government should move the Magallanes Skyway entry ramp to solve this dysfunctional design.
Come to think of it, even the Sindh government seems dysfunctional. Does that mean that it too ought to be closed down?
The Dysfunctional Library starts with self-examination, then moves on to discussion of many organizational issues, finishing with the role of leaders.
Sources added that PIMS CT scan machine had been dysfunctional since six days and the administration failed to repair it.
The Dysfunctional Library is a not only a good resource for new managers, but for veteran managers and library staff, as well.
Dysfunctional toileting behaviors were categorized as premature voiding, delayed voiding, and straining to void.
Actress Swaroop Sampat, last seen on-screen in the Bollywood film Ki & Ka , will make her digital debut with ALTBalaji's The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family .
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.
Zhang et al., "Detecting key genes regulated by miRNAs in dysfunctional crosstalk pathway of myasthenia gravis," BioMed Research International, vol.
This study examined the mediating role of dysfunctional career thoughts in the relationship between career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and vocational identity (VI).