Images of Organization: The Executive Edition

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TitleImages of Organization: The Executive Edition
Publication TypeBook
Pub Year1998
AuthorsMorgan, G.
Keywordsculture, envy, freedom, group, groupthink, psychic prison, unconscious
Notes "The groupthink phenomenon has been reproduced in thousands of decision-making situations in organizations of all kinds. It may seem overly dramatic to describe the phenomenon as reflecting a kind of psychic prison. Many people would prefer to describe it through the culture metaphor, seeing the pathologies described in all the above examples as the product of particular cultural beliefs and norms. But there is great merit in recognizing the prison-like qualities of culture." (p. 186)
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