APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers
On new dynamics in organizational psychology, self- and group-identity, character, and integrity in an age of social media, "Organizations may then have a similar relation to our integrity as does our character. Our character is formed by a history of actions and interactions, but we may not identify with the actions that it brings us to habitually perform. When we recognize our vices—e.g., intemperance—and seek to act in accordance with our values and beliefs, we act against our character and contribute thereby to reforming our habits and character to better align with the version of ourselves with which we identify. Organizations may similarly bring us, through their own form of inertia and habituation, to act in ways contrary to our values and beliefs. A confrontation with this contradiction through context collapse may help us to better recognize the organization’s vices and to act according to the version of ourselves, in that organizational context, with which we identify—and contribute thereby to reforming our organization to better align with our values, and with its values as well."
Original Publication Citation
Wittkower, D.E. (2015). Social media and the organization man. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 14(2), 16-20.
Wittkower, Dylan E., "Social Media and the Organization Man" (2015). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 15.