Books by Chris Argyris LO13470

Peter Fullerton (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 10:07:14 +1000

Replying to LO13342 --

Ben Compton wrote:

>But working with
>people who have no desire to learn. . .well, that drains me.

>Anyone know of any good stuff on how to help people with no desire to
>learn, learn to have a desire to learn?

Ironically, given the start of the original email, try Argyris and Schon,
"Theory in practice: increasing professional effectiveness", Jossey-Bass,
ISBN 1-55542-446-5, an oldie (first published early ' 70s) but perennially
useful on many levels. On defen ces against learning (aka people with no
desire to learn), you might dip into Isabel Menzies (sometimes listed
under Menzies Lyth), "The functioning of social systems as a defence
against anxiety", London, Tavistock, 1970.



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