The office: A Dramaturgical Analysis

Published: 2021-06-29 07:11:38
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Abstract
If all the world is a stage, then all of human kind are the actors in this play we fondly call life. There is a theory called dramaturgical analysis that was developed by Sociologist Erving Goffman (1922-1982) as a means of explaining our performance on the stage of life. In dramaturgical sociology it has been noted that one has formulated ideas as to how one wants others to perceive us and we use these everyday to communicate those ideas. Goffman called the efforts of managing impressions that others received as "Impression Management", in fact in his book titled " The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" (1959); Goffman was quoted as saying:
"All the world is not, of course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn't are not easy to specify"
If our actions are dependent on time, place and our audience and the way one presents themselves is based upon their culture values and expectations, then this report will not examine the cause of this human behavior but the context of:
* Status and Roles of Co-Workers
* The Stages: Front Stage - Back Stage
* Role Playing, Conflicts, Teamwork, Impression Management and Role Strain
The review and report of Dramaturgical analysis is based on those three bullet points.

Status and Roles of Co-Workers
Jim is the Global Reporting Lead in the company. In his role, he supervises 5 local employees and 4 off site employees at another location. Jim is responsible for instilling the creativity of his employees to produce high quality reports of data gathered that will bring value to the business. Jim is a thirty-something, newly married, first time manager. Jim has also a long history with the company.

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