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The Socially Responsible Organization by Ian I. Mitroff

Ian I. Mitroff – considered one of the founders of the modern field of crisis management – explores social responsibility as an organizing principle.

Arguments, big and small, true and false, literally make the world go round. Challenging false arguments and claims has never been more important, yet more difficult.

—Ian I. Mitroff

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 6, 2022 / — Inspired by the arguments and claims that have emerged alongside the global crisis caused by Covid-19, Ian Mitroff has written an in-depth analysis of The SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION (Springer; 2022 Jun 6; paperback $37.99; ISBN: 303099807X). By unearthing and scrutinizing today’s most critical arguments and sharing thought-provoking insights, Mitroff empowers readers with the insights and arguments to help them navigate a more socially responsible future.

Dr. Mitroff specifically explores the role of crisis management in creating a socially responsible organization and applies the Myers-Briggs Personality Typology (MBPTI) and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Framework (TKI) to issues such as regulation of tech companies, misinformation versus misinformation, and responses to the pandemic. Throughout the book, Mitroff imparts the skills needed to deal with a complex and messy world through compelling and passionate discussion:

– The 11 main reasons given for not getting vaccinated, taking their validity and how to refute them one by one.

– How individuals’ unreasonable arguments and claims can all too easily take root and thrive in groups of self-reinforcing arguments – the Hoax Group, the Conspiracy/Paranoia Group, the I Know Best Group, the Invulnerability Group and the Defect Group .

– The four different types of personality perspective and how they compete and align with each other to support different ideas, including the infrastructure debate and the polarization of everything.

– Regulating technology is only half the battle. We need technologists with an equally deep understanding and appreciation of the humanities and social sciences working in technology.

– Socially responsible organizations need cross-disciplinary leadership, with advisory boards including journalists, medical experts, psychologists, etc., to counteract any unintended consequences of their products and services.

– Recognize misinformation versus misinformation, whereas misinformation is assumed to be unintentional and misinformation is deliberately intentional.

– Compromise is the key to our learning to live together; resolution of key issues is not possible without compromise.

– Dealing with “Wicked Masses” using critical thinking skills, bringing to light and refuting fallacious arguments and assertions.

– No crisis is ever a single crisis. The need to act systematically – expansively – is an absolute requirement to have every chance of dealing with the most diverse crises.

Mitroff lists the main arguments given regarding these issues and subjects them to the most rigorous scrutiny and criticism possible to hold individuals and organizations accountable for the broader responsibilities we share as global citizens.


Ian I. Mitroff is considered the founder of the discipline of crisis management. He is currently a Senior Research Affiliate at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley, and Professor Emeritus at the Marshall School of Business and the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Management. Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff has published hundreds of articles and over 40 books. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in engineering and philosophy of social systems science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Title: The socially responsible organization
Subtitle: Lessons from Covid
Author: Ian I. Mitroff
Publisher: Springer
Release date: June 6, 2022

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