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More Foxes in the Boardroom : Systems Thinking in Action

An organization’s contribution to the wider public can be seen in different ways. Self-reported data from Switzerland and Germany indicate that top managers vary considerably concerning their awareness of various multiple realities. We explain this phenomenon by drawing on the notion of cognitive style, using the metaphor of hedgehogs and foxes. It is argued that research should move from a focus on moral awareness to value awareness in a very broad sense.
   
type book chapter (English)
   
keywords Cognitive Style, Top management, Value awareness, Hedgehog-fox metaphor, complexity
   
book title Systemic Management for Intelligent Organizations: Concepts, Models-Based Approaches and Applications
date of appearance 2012
publisher Springer Verlag (Heidelberg, New York)
volume / edition 1. Auflage 17. Oktober 2012
ISBN 978-3642292439
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-29244-6
page(s) 83-98
citation Gomez, P., & Meynhardt, T. (2012). More Foxes in the Boardroom: Systems Thinking in Action. In Systemic Management for Intelligent Organizations: Concepts, Models-Based Approaches and Applications (pp. 83-98). Heidelberg, New York: Springer Verlag, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-29244-6. - ISBN 978-3642292439.