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Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition by Edgar H. Schein

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Chapter 6. ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT MANAGING INTERNAL INTEGRATION

A group cannot accomplish tasks, survive, and grow if it cannot manage its internal relationships. Learning how to manage those internal relationships occurs at the same time that the group is accomplishing its tasks, so the focus of this chapter is analytically separate but the activities occur simultaneously in real life. Having said that, the analytic distinction is very important for leadership because the leader, group member, or outside consultant can focus the group's energy and time on either task dimensions such as were described in the previous chapter or on group and interpersonal dimensions such as will be described in this chapter. This distinction becomes crucial because ...

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