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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.

Journal
Strategic Change: Volume 10, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Cairns, George; Burt, George; Beech, Nic
Publication date01/02/2001
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/13126
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN1086-1718
LanguageEnglish
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