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Business bullshit

Author: André Spicer
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our organizations are flooded with empty talk. We are constantly "going forward" to lands of "deliverables", stopping off on the "journey" to "drill down" into "best practice". Being an expert at using management speak has become more important in corporate life than delivering long lasting results. The upshot is that meaningless corporate jargon is killing our organizations. In this book, management scholar André  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Spicer
ISBN: 9781138911666 1138911666 9781138911673 1138911674
OCLC Number: 1007889091
Description: 208 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Bullshit: a spotters guide --
Why is there so much bullshit? --
How to do things with bullshit --
Cutting the bullshit.
Responsibility: André Spicer.

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Our organizations are flooded with empty talk. We are constantly "going forward" to lands of "deliverables", stopping off on the "journey" to "drill down" into "best practice". Being an expert at using management speak has become more important in corporate life than delivering long lasting results. The upshot is that meaningless corporate jargon is killing our organizations. In this book, management scholar André Spicer argues we need to call this empty talk what it is: bullshit. The book looks at how organizations have become vast machines for manufacturing, distributing and consuming bullshit. It follows how the meaningless language of management has spread through schools, NGOs, politics and the media. Business Bullshit shows you how to spot business bullshit, considers why it is so popular, and outlines the impact it has on organizations and the people who work there. It also outlines what we can do to minimise bullshit at work. The author makes a case for why organizations need to avoid empty talk and reconnect with core activities. This provocative, lucid book is essential reading for professionals, researchers and managers.--

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'Andre Spicer ... makes salient points. The more claptrap managers spout to each other, the less clearly they think.' - Luke Johnson, The Times'Unclear speaking is a sign of unclear thinking, and Read more...

 
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