Impaired employees: Lessons learned from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Michael Harvey, Miriam Moeller, Hugh Sloan, Alex Williams

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This article highlights the 'dark' side of employee psychological, cognitive, and behavioral disorders that could prove harmful to other employees, to groups within the organization, or to the organization itself. Using The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a backdrop, we relate the attitudes and behaviors of the book's characters to destructive tendencies and syndromes that employees may exhibit, and which may wreak havoc on the firm; a description of the characters, the definition and manifestation of the maladies, and critical dimensions of each are presented. Finally, strategic components for addressing the employees' dysfunctional behavior are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-570
Number of pages10
JournalBusiness Horizons
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Harvey, Michael ; Moeller, Miriam ; Sloan, Hugh ; Williams, Alex. / Impaired employees : Lessons learned from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In: Business Horizons. 2010 ; Vol. 53, No. 6. pp. 561-570.
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Impaired employees : Lessons learned from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. / Harvey, Michael; Moeller, Miriam; Sloan, Hugh; Williams, Alex.

In: Business Horizons, Vol. 53, No. 6, 11.2010, p. 561-570.

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