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The Carnegie Model - The Need for Political Coalitions

The Carnegie model emphasizes the need for political coalitions in the decision making process. When and why are coalitions necessary?

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By definition, a political coalition in business exists when several managers align their interests and agree on the direction the organization should pursue on specific problems or issues (Lyall, 2005). In many cases, this coalition will consist of managers from a wide range of departments, specialists in specific departments, engineers, or in some cases external forces such as union representatives or customers (Lyall, 2005).

According to the Carnegie Model, management's political coalitions are necessary when an organization is faced with ambiguous and inconsistent goals across ...

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The solution first outlines what a coalition is and the discusses its use and effectiveness in the decision-making process in accordance with the Carnegie Model. 344 words with two scholarly references.