Chris Argyris – An Argyris biography compiled by Mark Smith at the INFED Informal Education web site, also brought to my attention via Double Loop. See also Action Science in my side bar.
I’ve been using Argyris work together with emperor’s suit of clothes analogy in my Rationalisation thread for some time, but just discovered that Argyris published a Harvard Business Review paper with that title only a couple of years ago (1998).
Whatever happened to Chris Argyris ?Still active in Action Research / Organisational Learning
Hypocrisy has been a formal topic of mine since my late-1980’s / early-90’s days (Brunsson, Argyris, Action Theory, et al). Great Point of View “On Hypocrisy” by Will Self this morning, pointing out two key things. (1) Hypocrisy is an essential / inevitable / necessary part of social order in a functioning civilised society, but … Continue reading “Hypocrisy – In Bad Faith”
Been reading a fascinating 2015 paper co-authored by @DrSarahEaton and shared recently on Twitter. PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AS RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY Fascinating for me on two levels. Firstly in seeing that the Argyris “double-loop” learning process (aka Action Research), which I explored in my late-1980’s Master’s, has been taken up and evolved in many creative learning contexts … Continue reading “Action Research Reloaded”
(Editorial Note : This paper was originally prepared for the 2005 Liverpool Conference on Robert Pirsig and his Metaphysics of Quality (MoQ). It is a personal non-technical view of the MoQ, and indeed the first part of paper is an entirely subjective and naive account of the author’s “thought journey” that led to reading Pirsig … Continue reading “It’s Evolutionary Psychology Stupid”
I’m a fan of Andy Martin – his books and his blog. Though he blogs infrequently, he has two posts in June that I only spotted accidentally today. One, a reminder that I’ve still not yet read Waiting for Bardot, whereas it is soon to be released as a film. Two, however, the piece that … Continue reading “Thinking Matter”
Remote working is all well and good, but as I’ve always said, unless the work is trivially straightforward, you need a pre-established good working relationship with the team; those you need to collaborate with remotely. And you need to top up that relationship, get re-aligned, back on the same page, etc with regular periodic face-to-face … Continue reading “There’s a name for it @DavidGurteen”