Offers a deconstructive reading of the Nordstrom Employee Handbook. The purpose of the reading is to demonstrate how this document serves as a representational sign of postmodern ideas about power and organizing capable of encouraging responsible, highly individualized, organizational cultural practices. Discusses implications of the postmodern for organizational theory and research.
Goodall, H.L. (1992), "Empowerment, Culture, and Postmodern Organizing: Deconstructing the Nordstrom Employee Handbook", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/09534819210014850
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