Tackling organisational disillusionment through management development

Robin SNELL, Julia DAVIES

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Abstract

The Concept of Disillusionment Many of us will have suffered temporary disillusionment about an aspect of our life. When in love, for example, or when supporting a particular religious or political doctrine or party, one can readily become disillusioned if the focus of one's love or support brings about unwanted outcomes instead of promised ones. In the long run, the benefits of temporary disillusionment, in the form of “lessons” to guide subsequent projects, are often felt to outweigh the costs, in the form of emotional pain, even if these costs are high owing to the energy invested in the illusion. In contrast, chronic disillusionment appears to offer no benefits, since, for the sufferer whose life space is engulfed by hopelessness, change seems impossible and learning pointless.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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