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"The Abilene Paradox"--A Review
A discussion of the dangers of groupthink as described in Jerry B. Harvey's essay "The Abilene Paradox."
# 97228 | 951 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 27, 2007 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , Business (Management)

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This paper discusses a phenomenon of groupthink gone out of control known as "The Abilene Paradox." The author combines a review of Jerry B. Harvey's essay of the same name with a detailed analysis of the phenomena. The paper examines the symptoms of the paradox and the need for effective leadership within an organization to avoid it. The paper also discusses the need for organizations to make free expression part of their culture, so that individuals feel comfortable challenging ideas. The writer summarizes Harvey's goal, suggesting that even within the most comfortable organizational culture, no worker loses his or her essential individuality or personal sense of responsibility to ethics and truth.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harvey, Jerry B. (Summer 1988). "The Abilene Paradox." Organizational Dynamics. 17 (1).

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