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Management Gurus and Heros : Argyris Chris

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  • Action Science, A Description By NA
    Action Science is a strategy for increasing the skills and confidence of individuals in groups to create any kind of organization (thus fostering long-term individual/group effectiveness). This strategy applies to any type of organizational or interpersonal context where individuals are engaged in doing challenging, difficult things together. (Added: 24-Mar-2003 Hits: 1536 )
  • Argyris and Schon's theory on congruence and learning By na
    Argyris and Schon's work over the past twenty years has been concerned with examining conscious and unconscious reasoning processes (Dick and Dalmau, 1990). This has precedents in the work of Freud and Jung; in models such as the Johari Window (Luft and Ingham in Hanson, 1973 p. 114), and in Rulla, Imoda and Rideck's (1978, in Dick and Dalmau, 1990) Ideal Self and Actual Self. It is based on the belief that people are designers of action. They design action in order to achieve intended consequences and monitor to learn if their actions are effective. In other words, Argyris and Schon (1974) assert that people hold maps in their heads about how to plan, implement and review their actions. They further assert that few people are aware that the maps they use to take action are not the theories they explicitly espouse. Also, even fewer people are aware of the maps or theories they do use (Argyris, 1980). Learn more. (Added: 2-Apr-2006 Hits: 1450 )
  • Chris Argyris immaturity / maturity motivation theory. By na
    Chris Argyris, of Harvard University, compared bureaucratic / pyramidal values (the organizational counterpart to Theory X assumptions about people) that still dominate far too organizations with a more humanistic / democratic value system (the organizational counterpart to Theory Y assumptions about people) as outlined in the table below. (Added: 2-Apr-2006 Hits: 2041 )
  • Chris Argyris, double-loop learning and organizational learning @ the encyclopedia of informal education By NA
    Chris Argyris has made a significant contribution to the development of our appreciation of organizational learning, and, almost in passing, deepened our understanding of experiential learning. On this page we examine the significance of the models he developed with Donald Schön of single-loop and double-loop learning, and how these translate into contrasting models of organizational learning systems. (Added: 24-Mar-2003 Hits: 1371 )

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