Groups at many public agency levels may consider political behavior undiscussable
Discussing the undiscussable
with the powerful: why and how faculty must learn to counteract organizational silence.
This conversation suggests that the 'duties' might have been an issue causing some friction within the team; although not stated openly, it seems possible that some of this falls into the category of undiscussable
contradictions, that is those that no-one is prepared to voice, in the interests of maintaining respectful relationships.
According to the degree of fear and bewilderment, uncertainty may be screened through selective inattention; it may be repressed as undiscussable
, as a taboo; it may be simplified through or by the making of myths (Malinowsky, 1954); or attempts may be made to convert it into an activity which can be carried out with minimal disrupting effects.
1) All this talk about discussing the undiscussable
is making it impossible for me to resist recounting this goofy but true story.
I should have been whisked -off to a Buddhist nunnery, or maybe a fourteenth-century order of Beguines, where I could have meditated and discussed the undiscussable
with like- minded others.
But it was good to hear the two discuss the usually undiscussable
Writing in 2002 after the Enron scandal, Sonnenfeld argued that: "The highest-performing companies have extremely contentious boards that view dissent as an obligation and treat no subject as undiscussable
There is a cover up of the cover up to cover ones tracks, which becomes undiscussable
in failed decisions.
brought into the open a previously undiscussable
tension about the consequences of assigning technical resources to customer innovation engagements.
Critical questions about the distribution of wealth and power--the questions that have driven the various manifestations of the Occupy Wall Street movement--become "unexamined, undiscussed, and undiscussable
in the public dialogue" (Waite & Waite, 2010, p.
For 75 percent permitting this one exception is undiscussable