Knowledge for action: a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change

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Jossey-Bass, 1993 - Psychology - 309 pages
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Must reading for academics and executives alike. Leading business scholar Chris Argyris helps readers understand why individuals and organizations are unable to learn from their action, then presents the steps that must be taken to change.

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Uncovering Roadblocks to Improvement
Defensive Routines That Limit Learning
Diagnosing and Intervening

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About the author (1993)

CHRIS ARGYRIS is James Bryant Conant professor of organizational behavior in the graduate schools of business and education at Harvard University. His previous Jossey-Bass books include Action Science (with Robert Putnam and Diana McLain Smith, 1985), and Theory in Practice (with Donald A. Schojn, 1974).