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Definition of

paralysis by analysis

General Management

substitution of background work for decision making the inability of managers to make decisions as a result of a preoccupation with attending meetings, writing reports, and collecting statistics and analyses. Paralysis of effective decision making in organizations can occur in situations where there is horizontal conflict, disagreement between different hierarchical levels, or unclear objectives.

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Definitions of ’paralysis by analysis’ and meaning of ’paralysis by analysis’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’paralysis by analysis’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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