Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
Kindle App Ad
Buy
$25.84
Digital List Price: $34.99

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Single copy
(Sent by Amazon)
Amazon emails the eBook to a recipient on your behalf.
Learn more

Multiple copies
(Send on your own)
You send redemption links to your recipients.
Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity:
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.
See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$25.84

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Management consulting is big business. Consultants often make very good money, and the good ones throw intriguing ideas on the table and get people excited about their work. But is any of their advice actually useful? Does it get implemented and lead to more productive workplaces? Chris Argyris thinks that most of it doesn't work, because it has too many "abstract claims, inconsistencies, and logical gaps to be useful as a concrete basis for concrete actions in concrete settings." No matter what managers hear from consultants, they ultimately resort to these five behaviors, according to Argyris: State a message that's inconsistent ("You're in charge of this, but check in with Steve"); act as if it's not inconsistent; make the inconsistency undiscussable; make the undiscussability undiscussable; act as if you're not doing any of the above. Flawed Advice and the Management Trap shows managers how to break out. He shows that a choice is sound when the emphasis is on facts and accumulated data and isn't influenced by the relative power positions of the people involved.

Top company managers and human-resources professionals will probably find this book most interesting. For them, the ideas in Flawed Advice and the Management Trap show the path away from a management style that breeds resentment and internecine warfare and points toward one that allows the facts to speak for themselves. --Lou Schuler

Review

"This is a book of monumental importance in the field of organizational change, from the world's leading authority in the organizational sciences. His insight into why change agents frequently fail to achieve their objectives draws not only on his years of scholarly work in the field but also
on his enormous corporate experience and his unique ability to articulate this. A MUST for all HR executives and change agents."--Cary L. Cooper, BUPA Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

Product details

  • File Size: 2864 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 13, 2000)
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2000
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ISSMNO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 10 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

April 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
December 16, 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
March 15, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
September 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
70 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?