Review “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay that analyzes a workplace conflict using Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and Harvey’s concept “The Abilene Paradox.” Your paper should answer the following questions:
Briefly, what is the Abilene paradox?
Does the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” provide a good example of the Abilene paradox? Why or why not?
When have you experienced an Abilene paradox in your own work or personal life? Describe the situation and answer the following questions:
How was your own situation similar to Harvey’s description of the Abilene paradox and Andersen’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes”?
What were the causes and consequences of this failure to manage agreement?
Could the situation have been handled differently? How? What approach may have led to a better outcome?