The existence of favoritism in organizations

Ismail AYDOGAN
2012 African Journal of Business Management  
The aim of this study is to determine if favoritism exists in Turkish universities and, if so, to clarify its type and to present the views of faculty members regarding the reasons for favoritism. This is a descriptive study and its population consists of the faculty members of Turkish universities. The study was carried out by obtaining the views of 385 faculty members who were randomly chosen. A scale was developed as a data collection tool. According to the data obtained through this study,
more » ... hrough this study, it can be asserted that favoritism exists in the following academic areas in universities: the assignments of deans, directors, head of departments; the selection of teaching staff for academic activities; the supplying of teaching materials to faculties and colleges; deciding on the level of course loads of faculty members; in academic promotions; lack of effective communication with some teaching staff; the opening of new departments and establishing new units; and in the forming of faculty boards. is very important in promoting personnel's success and motivation. Good communications between manager and personnel affect performance directly (Al-Houli, 1999; Bhushan, 1985; McGarity and Butts, 1984). A situation which decreases performance or weakens organizational justice can result from lack of good communication and not building good relationships. As state, there is no direct relation between having good relations with people in an organization and showing favor. 4578 Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
doi:10.5897/ajbm11.2692 fatcat:phbhphrbefbtpfqwaxjtpb3uky