Decisions and Non-Decisions
By Eileen Griffin-Ray, Ph.D.
This book explores decision-making and the creation of a culture of non-decision in complex organizations. Considered part of the decision-making process, this book addresses the role of power, structure and ethics of individual leaders and the impact on organizational culture. An authoritarian leader can suppress contributions while an indecisive leader can develop a culture of ambiguity in an organization. The book looks at the reality, and the consequences, of both extremes and considers the space in between. The optimal structure for effective decision making is explored. How does a non-decision or culture of ambiguity or anarchy occur?
Holding On Too Tight
Government’s Grip on Business and the Suffocation of Self Responsibility
by Eileen Griffin
It’s time for government to get out of our way so the entrepreneurial energy of Americans can fuel economic expansion and creative citizens can have the opportunity to solve problems. We need to reduce the regulatory burden that is crushing companies and driving businesses to other countries. Our culture is changing in ways that will not be easily overcome and future generations may not enjoy the opportunities afforded previous citizens. Business is not the enemy and successful people should not be punished for their achievements. We need to elect candidates who truly represent the American people rather than continue to vote for career politicians who live in a completely different world. We are very fortunate to have the right to vote and we should take that right seriously and vote wisely. Our future depends on it.
Human Factor Decay and the Failure of Regulatory Response to Unethical Business Practices
by Eileen Griffin & Senyo Adjibolosoo
This book begins with a review of the history of legislation enacted to control the brokerage business in the United States. The historical perspective establishes a trend of legislators creating laws, establishing bureaucracies, and multiple layers of oversight that have been only mildly effective, while definitely costly. Regardless of the efforts of regulators and burdens the government agencies have imposed, unethical practices can continue to exist. This book addresses concerns of the industry and other, perhaps more economical and effective, ways of confronting business ethics.