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  • The Stupidity Paradox
  • Mats Alvesson
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  • 20 March 2020
  • 9781782832027

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free download The Stupidity Paradox review The Stupidity Paradox Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download ã eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Mats Alvesson Duce good short term results it can nurture harmony encourage people to get on with the job and drive success This is the stupidity paradox The Stupidity Paradox tackles head on the pros and cons of functional stupidity You'll discover what makes a workplace mindless why being stupid might be a good thing in the short term but a disaster in the longer term and how to make your workpla. This is a good book it also aligns well with my grumpy side I recognise and have experienced a lot of the functional stupidity explained in this book My favourite uote from the bookWhen specialism rules we get the problem of people who only have a hammer in their toolbox and as a result are inclined to treat everything as if it were a nailAs a conseuence organisations are full of specialists who work on problems as they know them However most problems are not isolated Having many experts each working away on their own little aspect of a wider problem can create many unforeseen problems For instance organisations can find themselves expanding because there are experts employed Inevitably these experts will start to develop plans procedures rules routines and activities and demand compliance from everybody else The result is often to multiply bureaucracy with an organisations core work suffering as people are forced to spend time responding to the experts demands As well as being costly in itself the division of labour and the inclinations of all these people not just to be supportive but also to demand responses to all their initiatives and reuests can be very resource intensiveWith specialisation and division of labour we get a lot of boxed in thinking Few people have a comprehensive understanding of the situation They do not make connections Different groups specialise Top management seldom has a full overview and doesn t understand what units and people are doing This is often a breeding ground for functional stupidity Invisible Jim Crow results it can nurture harmony encourage people to get on with the job and drive success This is the stupidity paradox The Stupidity Paradox tackles head on the pros and cons of functional stupidity You'll discover what makes a workplace mindless why being stupid might be a good thing in the short term but a disaster in the longer term and how to make your workpla. This is a good book it also aligns well with my grumpy side I The Vault Guide to the Case Interview recognise and have experienced a lot of the functional stupidity explained in this book My favourite uote from the bookWhen specialism The Castle Diaries rules we get the problem of people who only have a hammer in their toolbox and as a The Song of the Mockingbird result are inclined to treat everything as if it were a nailAs a conseuence organisations are full of specialists who work on problems as they know them However most problems are not isolated Having many experts each working away on their own little aspect of a wider problem can create many unforeseen problems For instance organisations can find themselves expanding because there are experts employed Inevitably these experts will start to develop plans procedures Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star rules Souls in the Great Machine routines and activities and demand compliance from everybody else The Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 result is often to multiply bureaucracy with an organisations core work suffering as people are forced to spend time THE WALLPAPER CHASE responding to the experts demands As well as being costly in itself the division of labour and the inclinations of all these people not just to be supportive but also to demand SpongeBob Mix Match responses to all their initiatives and Rules of the Knife Fight reuests can be very Know What I Saw? resource intensiveWith specialisation and division of labour we get a lot of boxed in thinking Few people have a comprehensive understanding of the situation They do not make connections Different groups specialise Top management seldom has a full overview and doesn t understand what units and people are doing This is often a breeding ground for functional stupidity

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free download The Stupidity Paradox review The Stupidity Paradox Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download ã eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Mats Alvesson Functional stupidity can be catastrophic It can cause organisational collapse financial meltdown and technical disaster And there are countless everyday examples of organisations accepting the dubious the absurd and the downright idiotic from unsustainable management fads to the cult of leadership or an over reliance on brand and image And yet a dose of stupidity can be useful and pro. Though the title implies that there are both benefits and drawbacks to Functional Stupidity otherwise known as doing what someone tells you to or obviously wants from you the book deals almost exclusively with the latter enumerating the many aggravating depressing forms of kool aid foisting and drinking occasioned by a world of interacting with other people mostly at workIf you are someone for whom swallowing guff about core values or whatever the current passive aggressive management fad happens to be I don t think that behaviour embodies our core values do you feels like an affront to your intellectual dignity the really depressing thing is the implication of that positive descriptor in the title Functional stupidity can have benefits It can facilitate decision making create a good workplace climate safeguard people s sense of self and offer a sense of direction But too much functional stupidity may have drawbacks It can obstruct clever decision making and problem solving build a conformist workplace undermine identities and desensitize people to problemsOrganisations cannot function with a bunch of hyper critical know it alls ie you and me A little bit of functional stupidity is necessary to be able to get anything done in a groupAlvesson and Spicer spend too much time on an understandable cri de coeur of the exasperating side for an underling of functional stupidity which means that when they come around to reminding you at the end of its positives it undermines the direction the book has been taking so far Going by the title the book should cover of how and where the line between too much and too little functional stupidity can be drawn and the implications for and impact on the lives of the impotent and inconseuential majority of working minions