Given that the top management group sets the “agenda” for any business, their group and individual expectations, attributes and behaviour require consideration. Reports a study of 36 European top teams (443 senior managers), in a cross‐section of industries in both private and public sectors, by interviews and Repertory Grid exercises. Examination of the results leads to development of four categories – teams which are brittle, blocked, blended or blind – described in detail with illustrative case examples. Key contrasting factors are group process and purpose.
Dainty, P. and Kakabadse, A. (1992), "Brittle, Blocked, Blended and Blind:: TOP TEAM CHARACTERISTICS THAT LEAD TO BUSINESS SUCCESS OR FAILURE", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 4-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001734
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