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Never Mind the Bosses : Hastening the Death of Deference for Business Success.

Author: Robin Ryde
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2012.
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Over the last few decades, power, information and resources have moved from being concentrated in the hands of a few, to being disbursed across many. We need look no further than events on the world stage to see the heat signature of this - from the arrival of Wikileaks, the Arab Spring of 2011 and the Occupy movements, to the social media revolution and flashpoints such as the British Members of Parliament expenses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Ryde
ISBN: 9781118474471 1118474473
OCLC Number: 815391045
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: A New Dynamic for Modern Management; Terms of deference; A quick summary for busy people; Starting the change process; The SPEED model; Symbols; Psychological contract; Executive powers; Engagement; Discourse; A call to everyone and, in particular, a call to management; Chapter 2: Make My Day, Punk!; Swearing, blasphemy and other obscenities; Stencils, spray cans and cut-outs; Nietzsche would have been proud; The DIY (do it yourself) ethic; And the battle lines are drawn; How did the establishment express its anger? The punk movement in the cold light of dayAnd what of punk today?; Chapter 3: The Deference Contract; A brief examination of the deference dynamic; It takes two to tango; A comfortable dissonance between public and private spheres; Taking the lid off the deference relationship; And even though the deference contract lies on the floor with muddy boot prints on it . . .; An unwillingness to cede power and privilege; An unwillingness to take responsibility; Efficiency in decision-making; The allure of order; An asymmetry of knowledge; Time for a closer look; Chapter 4: The Drag Effect. The octopus: A metaphor for the modern operating environmentSix ways in which deference is a drag on organisational success; 1. The removal of responsibility; 2. Putting the brakes on innovation; 3. Consent and evade; 4. Deference and the ethical deficit; 5. An organisation divided; 6. An astonishing waste of talent and resources; Chapter 5: F**k You, I Won't Do What You Tell Me; The fight for individualism; Collective uprisings; David and Goliath battles; Enablers, catalysts and the means for change; Right to information laws and the transparency agenda. Social media, technology and the InternetDemographics, Generation Y and beyond; Chapter 6: Creating a New Dynamic; 1. Symbols; 2. Psychological contract; Understand what you are asking for; Say what you mean, and mean what you say; Show that you value what you are asking for; 3. Executive powers; 4. Engagement; 5. Discourse; How we talk and think together; Direct, level, adult-adult conversation; Like turkeys voting for Christmas?; Index.

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Over the last few decades, power, information and resources have moved from being concentrated in the hands of a few, to being disbursed across many. We need look no further than events on the world stage to see the heat signature of this - from the arrival of Wikileaks, the Arab Spring of 2011 and the Occupy movements, to the social media revolution and flashpoints such as the British Members of Parliament expenses scandal. All are examples of deep change occurring. This book is about what this means for the workplace and for management. The proposition offered here is that our organisati.

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