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The Abilene paradox and other meditations on management

Author: Jerry B Harvey
Publisher: Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books ; San Diego, Calif. : University Associates, ©1988.
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Annotation Do you sometimes feel that your office isn't a place of business but a madhouse in disguise? Is risk-taking so discouraged that mediocrity becomes the order of the day? If all this sounds familiar, your company may well be embarked on 'a trip to Abilene.' Now, Jerry Harvey once again rocks the business world. In this new book, he offers a series of insightful and often uproaringly funny 'meditations' on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humoristische Darstellung
Humor
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Harvey, Jerry B.
Abilene paradox and other meditations on management.
Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books ; San Diego, Calif. : University Associates, ©1988
(OCoLC)756461526
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry B Harvey
ISBN: 0669191795 9780669191790
OCLC Number: 17676060
Description: viii, 150 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Jerry B. Harvey.

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Annotation Do you sometimes feel that your office isn't a place of business but a madhouse in disguise? Is risk-taking so discouraged that mediocrity becomes the order of the day? If all this sounds familiar, your company may well be embarked on 'a trip to Abilene.' Now, Jerry Harvey once again rocks the business world. In this new book, he offers a series of insightful and often uproaringly funny 'meditations' on the craziness of everyday organizational life.

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