Impaired employees: Lessons learned from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Harvey, Michael, Moeller, Miriam, Sloan, Hugh and Wallace, Williams (2010) Impaired employees: Lessons learned from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Business Horizons, 53 6: 561-570. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2010.06.003

Author Harvey, Michael
Moeller, Miriam
Sloan, Hugh
Wallace, Williams
Title Impaired employees: Lessons learned from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Journal name Business Horizons   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-6813
Publication date 2010-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.bushor.2010.06.003
Volume 53
Issue 6
Start page 561
End page 570
Total pages 10
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elseiver
Language eng
Formatted abstract
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. © 2010 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
Keyword Dysfunctional behavior
Impaired employees
Proactive management practices for impaired employees
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Available online 13 July 2010.

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