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Le rituel de la pause-café au sein des organisations: à la poursuite d'efficacité sociale et/ou de performance?

The ritual of coffee break inside organizations: toward social efficiency and/or performance?
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Brassier-Rodrigues, Cécilia

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Abstract This research examines a non-formal ritual practice – the coffee break – inside organizations. Based on a survey conducted on 12 marketing and commercial teams in France, we analyse if the coffee break has an objective of social efficiency or of performance. While solving this question, our results also reveal the importance of seniority in the observed behaviors, suggesting that it symbolizes an informal level of authority in front of the formal authority symbolized by the status.
Keywords organizational culture; organizational culture; interaction; ritual; interpersonal communication; social relations; teamwork; informal communication; social cohesion; France
Classification Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Language, Sociolinguistics; Organizational Sociology
Free Keywords symbolic communication
Document language French
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages p. 27-35
Journal ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, 8 (2015) 1
Issue topic Symbolic Communication
ISSN 1775-352X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial