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The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2217733
  • Book
  • August 1996
  • 160 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Faulty decision-making can have dire consequences, and when it comes to group decisions, the challenges are even greater. Join Dr. Jerry B. Harvey as he clearly illustrates why no organization wants to find themselves goin' to Abilene.
See how group dynamics can keep individuals from stating their true beliefs for fear of isolation and separation, and how that often leads to mismanaged agreement.
You'll learn to recognize the warning signs of risky group dynamics and improve decision-making processes throughout your organization.
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1. Introduction
2. The Abilene Paradox: The Management of Agreement
3. Organizations as Phrog Farms
4. Management and the Myth of Abraham; or, Go Plant a Cabbage on God's Behalf
5. Captain Asoh and the Concept of Grace
6. Eichmann in the Organization
7. Group Tyranny and the Gunsmoke Phenomenon
8. Encouraging Future Managers to Cheat
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Jerry B. Harvey
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