Anyone Who Has Spent Time In An Organization Knows That Dysfunctional Behavior Abounds Conflict Is Frequently Avoided Or Pushed Underground Rather Than Dealt With Openly At The Same Time, The Same Arguments Often Burst Out Again And Again, Almost Verbatim Turf Battles Continue For Extended Periods Without Resolution People Nod Their Heads In Agreement In Meetings, And Then Rush Out Of The Room To Voice Complaints To Sympathetic Ears In Private Worst Of All, When People Are Asked If Things Will Ever Change, They Throw Up Their Hands In Despair They Feel Like Victims Trapped In An Asylum.And People Often Are Trapped But They Are Not Trapped By Some Oppressive Regime Or Organizational Structure That Has Been Imposed On Them They Are Not Victims In Fact, People Themselves Are Responsible For Making The Status Quo So Resistant To Change We Are Trapped By Our Own Behavior.Researchers And Practitioners Have Often Reflected On These Things, But There Is A Puzzle On The One Hand, There Is Substantial Agreement That These Traps Are Counterproductive To Effective Performance On The Other Hand, There Is Almost No Focus On How Organizational Traps Can Be Prevented Or Reduced.This Book Argues That Whatever Theory Is Used To Describe And Understand Such Organizational Traps Should Be Used To Design And Implement Interventions That Reduce And Prevent Them Argyris Is One Of The World S Leading Management Scholars Whose Work Has Consistently Shed Light On Orgainzational Problems This Book Is Essential Reading For MBAs, Managers, And Consultants.
Chris Argyris is a director of elite strategy consulting firm, the Monitor Group, and is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School Agyris s early research focused on the unintended consequences for individuals of formal organizational structures, executive leadership, control systems, and management information systems, and on how indivi
- 214 pages
- Organizational Traps
- Chris Argyris
- 09 July 2017 Chris Argyris