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Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management

Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management - 88 edition

Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management - 88 edition

ISBN13: 9780787902773

ISBN10: 0787902772

Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management by Jerry B. Harvey - ISBN 9780787902773
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 88
Copyright: 1988
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 1988
International: No
Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management by Jerry B. Harvey - ISBN 9780787902773

ISBN13: 9780787902773

ISBN10: 0787902772

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 88

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Summary

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.

Author Bio

Harvey, Jerry B. : George Washington University

Jerry B. Harvey is professor of management science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and author of the widely used McGraw-Hill management development film "The Abilene Paradox."

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Abilene Paradox: The Management of Agreement.

Organizations as Phrog Farms.

Management and the Myth of Abraham; or, Go Plant a Cabbage on God's Behalf.

Captain Asoh and the Concept of Grace.

Eichmann in the Organization.

Group Tyranny and the Gunsmoke Phenomenon.

Encouraging Future Managers to Cheat.

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