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noun
a person who subordinates his personal life to the demands of the organization he works for
a person who specializes in or is good at organization
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Cultural definitions for organization man (1 of 2)

organization man

Someone who represses individual desires and molds behavior to conform to the demands of the organization he or she works for. (See also bureaucracy, bureaucrat, and conformity; see also under “Business and Economics.”)

Cultural definitions for organization man (2 of 2)

organization man

Someone who subordinates his personal goals and wishes to the demands of the corporation or a similar large organization for which he works; a conformist. The term comes from the book The Organization Man, by William H. Whyte. (See also bureaucracy, bureaucrat, and conformity.)

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