Images of Organization: The Executive Edition

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Title Images of Organization: The Executive Edition
Publication Type Book
Pub Year 1998
Authors Morgan, G.
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Keywords culture, envy, freedom, group, groupthink, psychic prison, unconscious
Notes groupthink, psychic prison"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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