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Coherence and complexity: Ambiguity and (mis)-understanding across management teams

Citation
Cairns G, Burt G & Beech N (2001) Coherence and complexity: Ambiguity and (mis)-understanding across management teams, Strategic Change, 10 (1), pp. 23-35.

Abstract

This paper examines the concept of ‘cohesion', little discussed in management literature, and proposes the following.

- Management action derived from intent towards cohesion may mitigate against the development of organizational cohesion, in that ...

... Apparent conflict between management intent and action inhibits understanding of organizational intent at senior and middle management level, with the result that ...

... The divisive response to the failed drive for unitary cohesion inhibits organizational learning.

StatusPublished
AuthorsCairns George, Burt George, Beech Nic
Publication date02/2001
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN 1086-1718
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Strategic Change: Volume 10, Issue 1

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