John Rough Case Study Summary
He decides to use the Chris Argyris’s action science. In Action Science there are two separate types of learning that an individual can use to adapt and solve an issue. They are found in Argyris’ ideas. They are Single-loop and Double-loop learning. Single-loop learning is the process by which a change occurs in a value; however, there is no change in the ideology that created that value (Argyris 2006). Double-loop learning is the process of addressing the correcting an error while at the same time changing the action strategies and theories that created the error (Argyris …show more content…
The role of new leader is often that of a change. Because the culture of an organization can be considered the face or appearance of an organization; the culture can be the hardest to change. If a person asked another to shave a mustache he had been cultivating for ten years that person may take offence to the criticism and would not be likely to make that change. This is the same in an organization. The culture of the organization may be the most difficult part of an organization to impact.
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