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Organizational Impasse Diagnosis and Intervention

Organizational Impasse Diagnosis and Intervention Serves a dual purpose 1 to clarify the nature and occurrence ofimpasse in groups towards defining and categorizing it and 2 to usethese findings as a means for diagnosing impasse and providingintervention to resolve it. It is a partial report of findings from aresearch project which contributed to the field of Organizational Gestalt and supported a paradoxical perspective to group life. Thisqualitative study used direct observation, surveys and interviewmethods. The weekly decisionmaking meetings of nine senior managers ofa mental health facility provided its data. Impasse situations wereidentified and analysed. From this a definition and five categories ofimpasse emerged. Also offers an approach for intervention designfollowing a case study which illustrates impasse. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Decision Emerald Publishing

Organizational Impasse Diagnosis and Intervention

Management Decision , Volume 30 (3) – Mar 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0025-1747
DOI
10.1108/00251749210145478
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Abstract

Serves a dual purpose 1 to clarify the nature and occurrence ofimpasse in groups towards defining and categorizing it and 2 to usethese findings as a means for diagnosing impasse and providingintervention to resolve it. It is a partial report of findings from aresearch project which contributed to the field of Organizational Gestalt and supported a paradoxical perspective to group life. Thisqualitative study used direct observation, surveys and interviewmethods. The weekly decisionmaking meetings of nine senior managers ofa mental health facility provided its data. Impasse situations wereidentified and analysed. From this a definition and five categories ofimpasse emerged. Also offers an approach for intervention designfollowing a case study which illustrates impasse.

Journal

Management DecisionEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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