help with a discussion question 3

provide answer under the question in APA format.

itle: Abandon Ship!

The Oceanos’ Captain Yiannis Avranas stated in the provided video that “When I order abandon ship, it doesn’t matter what time I leave. Abandon is for everybody. If some people want to stay, they can stay.” Later, in an interview with the New York Times, Captain Avranas stated the newspapers “write these things because they don’t understand or they don’t want to understand.” And he further added “I’m sorry, but I don’t think they have ever been on a ship, or know what sea life means.”

His statement shows little remorse for the abhorrent actions he and the majority of his crew engaged in. He denies reports of a flooding incident the previous month and he contradicts his own statements that a thrown piston had caused the engine room flooding

Is Captain Avranas exhibiting signs of instutionalization in his actions? While Captain Avarnas does not represent the entirety of the Epirotiki Lines company, were his actions indicative of an organizational failure or a more personal character flaw? If institutionalization is present in this case, what could have been done to diagnose the problems prior to the sinking incident?

(Here is a short New York Times follow-up piece with the Captain’s rendition of his ‘heroic’ actions: )

Title: Quirks?

O’Hara defines institutionalization as “an organizational condition characterized by a widespread approach to tasks that hinges on maintaining employee status and preferences, and on insulating the organization from change and outside scrutiny” and Ariely states that “ownership pervades our lives and, in a strange way, shapes many of the things we do.”

In your opinion, how do the quirks Ariely discusses relate to institutionalization? Use the quirks Ariely discusses to describe an example of institutionalization. Is this, per se, “bad”?


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