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ERIC Number: EJ943746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Beyond "The Total Organization": A Graduate-Level Simulation
Kane, Kathleen R.; Goldgehn, Leslie A.
Journal of Management Education, v35 n6 p836-858 Dec 2011
This simulation is designed to help students understand the complexity of organizational life and learn how to navigate a work world of chaos, conflict, and uncertainty. This adaptation and update of an exercise by Cohen, Fink, Gadon, and Willits has been a successful addition to MBA and EMBA courses. The participants must self-organize, choose leadership, determine roles, and develop the structure for an entrepreneurial (and should they choose, high-tech) venture. With few instructions, they must struggle with the ambiguity of multiple simultaneous organizational challenges including leading and following, innovation, decision making, team building, and organizational understanding. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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