Organizational Traps

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Organizational Traps inhibit learning, produce skilled incompetence instead of improved capabilities, defensive behaviors instead of productive behaviors, leading to more and more difficult situations and chronic persistent problems

Fig. 1 - Argyris' Organizational Traps-1 [Source]

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Organizational Traps are a self-reinforcing combination of a gap between what we say and what we do, an atmosphere of blaming others, defensive behaviors to avoid fear and embarrassment, resulting in a failure to learn.

Fig. 2 - Argyris' Organizational Traps-2 [Source]

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Fig. 3 - Argyris' Organizational Traps-3 [Source]

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Fig. 4 - Argyris' Organizational Traps-4 [Source]

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Fig. 5 - Argyris' Organizational Traps-5 [Source]

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Fig. 6 - Argyris' Organizational Traps-6 [Source]

Fully Unfolded View

Fig. 7 - Argyris' Organizational Traps [Source]
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