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If it weren’t for the managers…

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There is some evidence that authoritarian, bureaucratic management styles are still at large, but that does not license stereotyping and overgeneralisation. Photo: W_Minshull CC BY 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/9oAXAK
“If only it weren't for the managers, the goddamned managers, always getting tangled up in the system. If it weren't for them, the world would be a systems thinker's paradise.”

In a previous post, an article for an … Continue Reading ››

Recovery from Command-and-Control: A Twelve-Step Program

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMost of us in democratic countries would hate to see the rise authoritarianism. When we hear about authoritarian regimes around the world, we feel lucky not to live there. We know that people do not thrive under authoritarianism, where high levels of control suppress the human connectivity, freedom and creativity that give meaning and purpose to life. The same is true of organisations, but here we seem to have to put up with it. In 2012, the UK’s Chartered Management Institute released a report … Continue Reading ››