Le Paradoxe d’Abilene

Le Paradoxe d’Abilene

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Jump in the car and hit the road to Abilene. What you’ll find is a road littered with anger, frustration, blame and failure. It’s a journey during which deeply held, logical values fall victim to group dynamics, a road that takes you to group consensus where there is none.
Runtime: 28 Minutes
Contents:
  • DVD or USB
  • Leader’s Guide

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In this all-time bestseller, viewers come to understand the tendency of groups to take actions that their individual members do not support, and see the consequences of mismanaged agreement.

On this trip down memory lane, Dr. Jerry Harvey examines group decision-making and the dynamics that led his family to make a poor decision one day, many years ago. This best-selling film opens on a scene of back country tranquility. A group of adults is playing dominoes on the porch. Jerry Harvey appears and comments that the dynamics of groups in organizations closely resemble those of groups at home. An idea is floated across the domino table, receives lukewarm support, and is ultimately accepted. The group is off to dinner in Abilene, Texas, a 53-mile drive in 104-degree heat in a car without air conditioning. Upon their return from Abilene, the recriminations begin. It seems that no one really wanted to go, but each thought the other did.

Some years later, as a professor of Management Science, Jerry wrote an insightful, common sense article, called The Abilene Paradox, embroidering this experience into what became for him an intensely personal reassessment of the very foundation of group decision making.

Among the many things to be learned from Dr. Jerry Harvey is that much is gained by observing our own seemingly mundane personal experiences. In this way, he suggests we begin to mold organizations that more properly reflect our most deeply held logical and personal values.

In this age of corporate scandals and lack of accountability, management expert Dr. Jerry B. Harvey’s parable about a family trip to Abilene offers a timely, compelling lesson about reading the road signs and knowing when you’re headed down the road to Abilene.

This film will help you and your organization approach this worthwhile goal in a way that is both engaging and entertaining.

Viewers Will Learn to Identify and Overcome the Five Psychological Principles of The Abilene Paradox and How To:

  • Avoid false consensus,
  • Overcome the fear of speaking out,
  • Encourage effective decision-making within a group.
Key Learning Points:
  • Avoid false consensus
  • Overcome the fear of speaking out
  • Encourage effective decision-making within a group

Le Paradoxe d’Abilene

SKU: 3605P Categories: , Topics: , , Brand:
Jump in the car and hit the road to Abilene. What you’ll find is a road littered with anger, frustration, blame and failure. It’s a journey during which deeply held, logical values fall victim to group dynamics, a road that takes you to group consensus where there is none.
Runtime: 28 Minutes
Contents:
  • DVD or USB
  • Leader’s Guide
Key Learning Points:
  • Avoid false consensus
  • Overcome the fear of speaking out
  • Encourage effective decision-making within a group

Please login to view the Full-Length Preview. If you don’t have an account, you can register here now.

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$995.00

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