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The stupidity paradox : the power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work

Author: Mats Alvesson; André Spicer
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do smart people do stupid things at work? Welcome to the idea of functional stupidity. Functional stupidity can be catastrophic. It can cause organizational collapse, financial meltdown and technical disaster. And there are countless, more everyday examples of organizations accepting the dubious, the absurd and the downright idiotic, from unsustainable management fads to the cult of leadership or an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mats Alvesson; André Spicer
ISBN: 9781781255414 1781255415
OCLC Number: 951212618
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1: Stupidity today --
The knowledge myth --
Not so smart --
Functional stupidity --
Part 2: Five kinds of functional stupidity --
Leadership-induced stupidity --
Structure-induced stupidity --
Imitation-induced stupidity --
Branding-induced stupidity --
Culture-induced stupidity --
Part 3: Managing stupidity --
Stupidity management and how to counter it.
Responsibility: Mats Alvesson & André Spicer.

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A book many in business will secretly treasure for its trove of unbelievable anecdotes and spot-on observations. * People Management * Beat dumbing down: buy this book! * Economia *

 
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