Organizational Traps Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design

ISBN-10: 0199639647
ISBN-13: 9780199639649
Edition: 2012
Authors: Chris Argyris
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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 organizational problems. This book is essential reading for MBAs, managers, and consultants.

Chris Argyris was born in 1923. He holds an A.B in psychology from Clark University, an M.A. in psychology and economics from Kansas University, and a Ph.D in organizational behavior from Cornell University. He has taught at Yale University and at Harvard, where he currently is the James Bryand Conent professor in the graduate schools of business administration and education. Argyris has written more than 20 books that aspire to enable readers to create organizations and deal with management and the changing face of the corporate world. Organizational Learning II : Theory, Method and Practice, Overcoming Organizational Defenses, and Integrating the Individual and the Organization are a few of his more notable titles.

Introduction
Why we Act Against our own Stated Interests
How we Deal with Difficult Situations
Actions that Trap us
Causes of Traps
How Conventional Approaches Bypass Traps - and What to do about it
Leadership and Traps
Culture, Leadership, and Traps
Strengthening New Approaches
Conclusion: Traps and the Human Predicament

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