An organizational role is the configuration of expectations and interpretations of behavior associated with a particular position within an organizational context. The concept of roles emerged from the theater metaphor, which captures the idea that organizational dynamics can be described in terms of a play, in line with a script where different people have a part to play in a performance. The interpretation and managing of different roles can be challenging in various ways. Part of the complexity and the way forward in this change is a consistent assumption through all the different approaches to roles, that they are defined in relation to other roles.
|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication|
|Editors||Craig R. Scott, Laurie Lewis, James R. Barker, Joann Keyton, Timothy Kuhn, Paaige K. Turner|
|Place of Publication||Chichester, West Sussex|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Mar 2017|