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The Resource Knowledge for action : a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change, Chris Argyris

Knowledge for action : a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change, Chris Argyris

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Knowledge for action : a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change
Title
Knowledge for action
Title remainder
a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change
Statement of responsibility
Chris Argyris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The landmark book Action Science introduced a revolutionary theory of Organizational inquiry that demonstrated ways to solve problems, enhance human development and learning, and promote individual, organizational, and social change. Now, Chris Argyris translates the powerful theoretical approach presented in that work into practical advice for researchers and managers." "Knowledge for Action presents a step-by-step description of how to assess an organization's capacity to learn, analyze the data, and design and implement effective interventions that help create a more dynamic and innovative organization. Argyris demonstrates how his proven research methods produce actionable knowledge - knowledge that tests the validity of the research methods themselves when used in day-to-day operations - and calls for a genuine partnership between professionals and researchers both to implement the research properly and to test its results in everyday life." "Using a detailed case study of a professional service organization, Argyris illustrates how to reduce counterproductive politics and implement change from the top down. Drawing from interviews with and observations of top management, he shows how to identify and correct defensive routines and political problems that occur in organizations. By presenting transcripts of actual discussions, the author reveals how previously "undiscussable" problems can be resolved and how adversarial relationships can be turned into productive partnerships. He includes checklists, charts, and scoring procedures that researchers and line managers can use to make lasting changes to the status quo."--Jacket
  • "The landmark book Action Science introduced a revolutionary theory of Organizational inquiry that demonstrated ways to solve problems, enhance human development and learning, and promote individual, organizational, and social change. Now, Chris Argyris translates the powerful theoretical approach presented in that work into practical advice for researchers and managers." "Knowledge for Action presents a step-by-step description of how to assess an organization's capacity to learn, analyze the data, and design and implement effective interventions that help create a more dynamic and innovative organization. Argyris demonstrates how his proven research methods produce actionable knowledge - knowledge that tests the validity of the research methods themselves when used in day-to-day operations - and calls for a genuine partnership between professionals and researchers both to implement the research properly and to test its results in everyday life." "Using a detailed case study of a professional service organization, Argyris illustrates how to reduce counterproductive politics and implement change from the top down. Drawing from interviews with and observations of top management, he shows how to identify and correct defensive routines and political problems that occur in organizations. By presenting transcripts of actual discussions, the author reveals how previously "undiscussable" problems can be resolved and how adversarial relationships can be turned into productive partnerships. He includes checklists, charts, and scoring procedures that researchers and line managers can use to make lasting changes to the status quo."--BOOK JACKET
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1923-2013
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Argyris, Chris
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
A Joint publication in the Jossey-Bass management series and the Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series
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Organizational change
Label
Knowledge for action : a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change, Chris Argyris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New team leadership: managing the clash of expectations and needs
  • CEO's performanace review: getting feedback from below
  • Managing exchanges that could go ballistic: discussing and correcting out-of-control routines
  • Conclusion: a model for change and improvement
  • Ineffective learning in organizations
  • Defensive routines that limit learning
  • Step one: interview and observe the players
  • Step two: organize the findings for learning and action
  • Step three: conduct meaningful feedback sessions
  • Step four: facilitate the change seminar with live cases
  • Explosive relationships: stopping button pushing
  • Mistrust: overcoming resentment and rebuilding trust
Control code
27066954
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781555425197
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92042861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1510007
Label
Knowledge for action : a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change, Chris Argyris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New team leadership: managing the clash of expectations and needs
  • CEO's performanace review: getting feedback from below
  • Managing exchanges that could go ballistic: discussing and correcting out-of-control routines
  • Conclusion: a model for change and improvement
  • Ineffective learning in organizations
  • Defensive routines that limit learning
  • Step one: interview and observe the players
  • Step two: organize the findings for learning and action
  • Step three: conduct meaningful feedback sessions
  • Step four: facilitate the change seminar with live cases
  • Explosive relationships: stopping button pushing
  • Mistrust: overcoming resentment and rebuilding trust
Control code
27066954
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781555425197
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92042861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1510007

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