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Record number 405265
Title Doubt management as a tool for change: Karl E. Weick
Author(s) Selnes, T.; Termeer, C.J.A.M.
Source In: Transformation and sustainability in agriculture Connecting practice with social theory / Vellema, S.R., Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789086861613 - p. 57 - 68.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-717-2_5
Department(s) LEI NAT HULPB - Milieu, Natuur en Landschap
Public Administration and Policy
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2011
Abstract The young lieutenant of a small Hungarian detachment in the Alps sent a reconnaissance unit into the icy wilderness. It began to snow immediately, snowed for 2 days and the unit did not return. The lieutenant suffered, fearing that he has despatched his own people to death. But on the third day the unit came back. Where had they been? How had they made their way? Yes, they said, we considered ourselves lost and waited for the end. And then one of us found a map in his pocket. That calmed us down. We pitched camp, lasted the snowstorm, and then with the map we discovered our bearings. And here we are. The lieutenant borrowed this remarkable map and had a good look at it. He discovered to his astonishment that it was not a map of the Alps, but a map of the Pyrenees. (Weick, 1995: 54)
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