implicit choice

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Implicit choices are buried in many features of organizational forms, procedures, rules, norms, and customs. For example, in organizational procedures for accumulating and reducing slack, in search rules and practices, in the ways in which targets are set and changed, and in incentive systems. The factors entering into the decision are implied and not directly expressed. This leaves room for confusion, doubt, or misunderstanding as to what the basis for the choice and how the choice was arrived at, since implicit understandings need to be made explicit in order to be reconciled or tested for agreement.