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Designing Effective Work Groups by Paul S. Goodman

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Research on Work Group Effectiveness: An Anthropological Critique

Helen B. Schwartzman

Anthropologists are fond of citing the proverb “It would hardly be fish who discovered the existence of water” when they are asked to describe the anthropological perspective. When Clyde Kluckhohn first introduced this proverb in Mirror for Man (1957), he used it to describe the anthropologist's ability to examine the taken-for-granted features of everyday life in American as well as exotic societies: “Studying primitives enables us to see ourselves better. Ordinarily, we are unaware of the special lens through which we look at life. It would hardly be fish ...

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