Bullish on Uncertainty How Organizational Cultures Transform Participants

ISBN-10: 0521690196
ISBN-13: 9780521690195
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Bullish on Uncertainty provides rare insight into the secretive world of Wall Street high finance, which has shaped influential business, governmental, and cultural leaders and keeps supplying new business practices to other organizations in dynamic and complex environments. The book studies how two highly successful Wall Street investment banks managed the uncertainty of their high-velocity environment through different work practices. One bank chose the familiar route of decreasing bankers' uncertainty. The other bank used the novel and effective practice of increasing bankers' uncertainty to make them more alert to new situations and more likely to draw on the bank's entire range of resources. Through vivid accounts of newcomers during their first two years, the book traces how the two banks' initially similar participants were transformed into fundamentally different kinds of persons by the different kinds of work practices in which they participated.

Alexandra Michel is an Assistant Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Heidelberg.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Bullish on Uncertainty
The Two Banks' Approaches
The Puzzle
Why Study Investment Banks?
Contributions of the Book
Uncertainty Reduction and Uncertainty Amplification
Divergent Developmental Pathways
Different Forms of Psychological Functioning
Cognitive and Sociocultural Theories as Practices
Plan of the Book
Work Practices
Practices That Reduced Cognitive Uncertainty at Individual Bank
Strategy and Structures
Roles
Staffing
Feedback
Training
Practices That Amplified Cognitive Uncertainty at Organization Bank
Strategy and Structures
Roles
Staffing
Feedback
Training
Individual-Centered and Sociocentric Theories in Practice
Psychological Transformation
Recruiting
Applicant Identities and the Banks' Recruiting Approaches
The Recruiting Process
Recruiting Criteria
The Recruits' Decision-Making Process
Individual-Centered Transformation
Introductory Training
The First Six Months at Individual Bank
After Six Months at Individual Bank
Summary
Organization-Centered Transformation
Introductory Training
The First Six Months at Organization Bank
After Six Months at Organization Bank
Summary
An Alternative Approach to Organizational and Psychological Transformation
Involvement
Central Insights
Uncertainty Amplification
Persistent Uncertainty: An Alternative Developmental Trajectory
Clearing Away the Self
Theories in the Wild
References
Index

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