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Flawed advice and the management trap : how managers can know when they're getting good advice and when they're not

Author: Chris Argyris
Publisher: Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates a new approach to communication and management while critically examining popular management techniques, revealing gaps in logic and implementation that doom many plans to failure.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Argyris
ISBN: 0195132866 9780195132861
OCLC Number: 41380603
Description: ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Inconsistent and unactionable advice --
Organizational consequences of using inconsistent advice --
Why flawed advise persists --
Human resources practices --
Concluding observations --
Critiquing advice --
Appraising performance: the dilemmas --
Evaluating group performance --
Generating internal commitment to values --
Generating internal commitment to implementing strategy (with Roger Martin) --
Building generic competence in organizational learning --
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