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The seven organisational levels of discourse
(The hidden rules and regulations within organisational systems)
A reference framework for managing relationship interactions within organisations
Dr Eddy Kloprogge, Peter Gleeson and Prof Petruska Clarkson (2006-2008)
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The difference between Leadership and Management:
is one of the animal kindom’s natural survival fundamentals of group cognitivebehaviour, while
is typical human.Leadership needs followers and is the driving force for the normative.Proper management needs understanding of all seven organisational levels of discourse.
The seven level model
Level 1 – Physiological
This level contains the ’heartbeat’ of the organisation, the assimilation and ‘metabolism’ of itsresources and the discharge of its (by)products.
This is the realm of sensory experience, the part perceived by the organisation as a legal entitywith its own rights of functional existence, the natural behaviour of a group of interrelatingindividuals (5 elements relationship model) (Kloprogge et al. 2007). The sources of knowledge onthis level are the objects and events perceived through intelligence and also the proprioceptiveexperience of phenomena within the system. It concerns systemic processes such as relationshipforming, teamwork, internal communications, departmental segmentation, drive and support,leadership, management, psychoplogical entanglements, natural cohesions, physical conditionsof decane, the physical manifestation of anxiety and stress.Example:Complexity is associated with the intricate inter-twining and inter-connectivity of elements within asystem and between a system and its environment. Complexity theory as developed, has been