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Consequences of public scrutiny for leaders and their organizations

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This essay lays groundwork for research on public scrutiny by defining it, specifying its consequences, and identifying defenses that may reduce its negative consequences. The content of public scrutiny may be positive or negative. This intense and intruisive form of attention is characterized by a blend of persistent attention to the leader or organization, close and persistent performance monitoring and evaluation, frequent interruptions, and relentless questions about past, current, and future actions. If unchecked, these distractions are proposed to cause cognitive overload, with attention focused on how the leader or organization appears to others and explaining such appearances. Overload is also proposed to generate negative affect (especially evaluation apprehension), which is accentuated during interruptions

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http://flora.insead.edu/fichiersti_wp/Inseadwp1995/95-79.pdf

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