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Deux définitions de la collégialité et leur articulation: le cas d’un diocèse catholique

Abstract : Against the background of the conflict observed between managers and professionals, two definitions of collegiality are identified: on the one hand, as a specific organizational form (bottom up) and, on the other, as a procedure of bureaucratic management (top down). A study of networks of priests in a catholic diocese in France is used to explore how these two definitions are related. Questions are raised about the effects of a too narrow organizational rationalization that uses collegiality only as a top down, bureaucratic managerial procedure. This always entails the risk of making the work done by experts sterile because it overlooks the first type of collegiality, which is based on the nature of the nonroutine tasks that members perform jointly thanks to an endogenous organizational structure of a bottom up type.
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Emmanuel Lazega, Olivier Wattebled. Deux définitions de la collégialité et leur articulation: le cas d’un diocèse catholique. Sociologie du Travail, Association pour le développement de la sociologie du travail, 2010, 52 (4), pp.480-502. ⟨10.4000/sdt.15269⟩. ⟨hal-01800228⟩



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