This paper presents the first steps of a research on the paradox created by the evolution of organizational strategies over recent decades. Asking actors to behave in conformity with organizational goals and strategies, and at the same time, asking for creativity and initiative may be considered as a stressful double bind. The results of an empirical investigation -which we conducted for another purpose, but which may highlight elements about the way people cope with this paradox- are presented and discussed. Some research perspectives and practical prospects are developed as a conclusion.
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