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    DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson uite often at work I've pretended to be stupid than I am I don't like to do this as it's intellectually dishonest but from time to time the alternative looking clever was clearly the worse choiceThe most obvious reason for pretending to be stupid at work is to make the boss look good and I'm sure anyone who has been in a job for than a few months has done thisA less obvious but almost eually common reason for strategic stupidity

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    Review The Stupidity Paradox DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson I'm not a big fan of books on organisations and there are several reasons for this Perhaps the most pertinent is that I'd been in workplaces andor organisations for nearly 20 years before I read one and a number of thoise y

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    DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson 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 e

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    DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson How is it possible that organizations filled with the best and brightest so often end up doing stupid things? Professors and organizational theorists Mats Alvesson’s and André Spicer’s explanation is that there are actually short term benefits to stupidity both to organizations and to employees – although in the longer ter

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    Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson Mats Alvesson ☆ 8 Read & download Every now and again a book comes along that makes you sit up and say “This explains a lot” As one of the few people to serve on the management team of a Children’s Aid Society public hospital and a Children’s Mental Health Centre I feel that way about the Stupidity Paradox So much in this book rang true Alvesson and Spicer bring a rare glee and accessible prose to their discussion of how functional stup

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    Review The Stupidity Paradox Mats Alvesson ☆ 8 Read & download DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson 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

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    Review The Stupidity Paradox DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson Don’t mind its populist and “attention seeker” title It is a solid and clever book dedicated for a good cause which is progression for masses and shaming the mediocrity decently structured and offering its own solutions in the end against the case that it’s written forHad troubling time failing to concentrate during reading process facing and reminding in each different paragraph all the stupidity ex

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    Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson Mats Alvesson ☆ 8 Read & download I will start recommending it as a good book to start a debate about good and not so good company practices It has value for been able to create debate as it has some really interesting insights One of us studied

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    DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson Mats Alvesson ☆ 8 Read & download Review The Stupidity Paradox Liked the analyses of why “functional stupidity” works and thrives in some cases Alvesson and Spicer do a good job articulating some issues I’ve had a hard time articulating higher Education inflation why “knowledge intensive” firms are often a confidence game why economies of persuasion feel so empty why transformational leadership is often neither They identify some “tricks of the trade” in “stupidity m

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    Review The Stupidity Paradox DOWNLOAD [The Stupidity Paradox] AUTHOR Mats Alvesson Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson Loved the title of the book importantly the contents of the book The moment is started reading it felt like it was a ghost written auto biography of my work life The best part is i could see the same pattern being followed in both military as well as civilian organizations that i have worked in I felt that these

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The Stupidity Paradox Summary ↠ 8 Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson Review The Stupidity Paradox 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. Every now and again a book comes along that makes you sit up and say This explains a lot As one of the few people to serve on the management team of a Children s Aid Society public hospital and a Children s Mental Health Centre I feel that way about the Stupidity Paradox So much in this book rang true Alvesson and Spicer bring a rare glee and accessible prose to their discussion of how functional stupidity pervades our public and private sector organizations They note how organizations promote the idea of knowledge workers hire the best and the brightest then shut down criticism and original thinking They note how branding and rigid group norms can stifle discussion of problems that put profits or safety at risk They also skewer trend followers and management gurus As much fun as this is book is for anyone who has winced through an organizational failure the authors also note occasions where functional stupidity is necessary Employees need to bond projects must be executed and working as a unit may be necessary to ensure a company goes forward rather than being immobilized by self examination In the end companies may need to achieve both things functional stupidity and a capacity for critical self examination If nothing else this should give pause to any reader who works for an organization that stifles dissent critical discussion or diversity at the expense of the larger mission As a writer on emotional recovery from workplace mobbing and an EAFP counsellor I couldn t help wonder about when the control of diversity of thought and manner becomes workplace mobbing the price employees paid outside of the workplace for functional stupidity inside and how people trained to functional stupidity behaved in the political arena that uestion may have been answered this week This is an important book for managers and employers CEO s and stockholders who want to look deeper into the secrets of organizational success and failure

Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats AlvessonThe Stupidity Paradox

The Stupidity Paradox Summary ↠ 8 Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson Review The Stupidity Paradox 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. I m not a big fan of books on organisations and there are several reasons for this Perhaps the most pertinent is that I d been in workplaces andor organisations for nearly 20 years before I read one and a number of thoise years were spent wandering in and out of them as a customs officer where I observed a fair amount of incompetence hubris and success sometimes all three in the same visit So when I studied and later taught organisations my experience as well as other studies made me critical than what I might otherwise have been of the field itself There were books and ideas of great interest but the dross extended to some still famous names and there were many half baked ideas taken from other disciplines including religions As an internal organisation consultant I worked to an agreeable intelligent boss who devoured books on management and I wondered why he did so because there were other topics much interesting and better written later as a person teaching a method of self understanding to individuals groups and organisations I found myself caught up in some things and dismissive of others perhaps even bewildered at the views some people held or accepted as fact These days I m an unwilling client of a couple of organisations that don t work that well and of course an observer of public and private managers and institutions in the context of the social polity if I may call it thatIt s in this context that I came across Mats Alvesson referenced in an online article I was reading although not this book but another one which lies within reach waiting for my attention If you ve had my experience particularly my most recent experience a book about stupidity at work has immense appeal partly because of the pleasure gathered from discovering someone else or at least Alvesson and his co author Andre Spicer has also noticed this phenomenon and has written about it Not being au fait with current trends in thi field I was surprised to find that Alvesson is uite well known and respected If you read this book you ll find out why There s plenty of thought experience and research by the authors and others is mentioned that covers Europe the UK and the USA in particular to bolster their propositionThe paradox of stupidity is that it has good and bad points Ignoring the obvious or not reflecting on what happened or doing what everyone else is doing or has done are examples of organisational stupidity but they can be good or bad Critiuing things can make you unpopular not identified as a team players and so on particularly if a new strategy is introducedKnowing too much can also be a dangerous thing The authors cast their sights on the idea of the knowledge worker and critiue the associated jargon pointing out that whilst a highly educated workforce is claimed as desirable that many organisation processes are designed to simplify every task with check lists to tick and other oversight activities so that the work available is less than challenging Educated people may also be narrowly so and the example is given of the financial crisis of the mid 2000s being precipitated by economic and financial models developed by bright people somewhat distanced from other knowledge or reality These people were never uestioned about what they were doing and they never uestioned themselves Some curious ideas about developing creativity and a swingeing critiue of thought about leadership are included The latter topic is of interest to me because I ve always seen it as somewhat nebulous and poorly identified even presumed The open contempt which people in organisations respond to new fads and fancies particularly in this area and in teamwork is something I ve observed sometimes as a trainer presenting relevant personality ideas I don t have a problem with that actually as it tells you somethingOther topics here are suggestions that bureaucracy hasn t gone away no matter what some people say it just looks different It s an unfairly pejorative term actually because it s not a bad idea to be organised micro management is another issue however One of the examples provided here is that of tertiary education where administrators outnumber teaching staff and seek to control what is taught Alvesson and Spicer add that education is now an image industry with advertising and marketing that makes a school or university look good partly by making improbable statements about the uality of what will occur there and the success that will inevitably follow as opposed to unemployment and working as a sales clerk or barista or not working at allThe discussion of image continues on to consulting firms and how they operate which brought back memories 25 years or so ago about a McKinsey intervention in my workplace and in others conducted by young bright people and supported by senior management who didn t know how to evaluate such programs but did it like benchmarking I suppose another target here because everyone else was doing it Brands inevitably also come in for a serveSomething that continually came to mind when reading this book was consciousness or the lack of it however defined even the desire to not deal with things that were brought to conscious attention The cost of standing out by disagreeing to paraphrase Bruno Latour may be too high after all you want to have a job or get a promotionThere are all sorts of things in this book that are of worth It s an easy read sometimes uite amusing astute and well thought through I would call it a healthy informed skepticism which is something I really enjoy If you work in organisations or with people who do this is an essential book A subtext is the emptiness of work which is the topic of the other earlier book The Triumph of Emptiness consumption higher education and work organisation which got me to this oneA note to the people who are following me and have asked to be friends thank you I m honoured you are doing so I m not inclined to open my number of friends at this point Feel free to email me if you likeRegardsPeter

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The Stupidity Paradox Summary ↠ 8 Review Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mats Alvesson Review The Stupidity Paradox Ce a little less stupid by challenging thoughtless conformity It shows how harmony and action in the workplace can be balanced with a culture of uestioning and challengeThe book is a wake up call for smart organisations and smarter people It encourages us to use our intelligence fully for the sake of personal satisfaction organisational success and the flourishing of society as a whol. I will start recommending it as a good book to start a debate about good and not so good company practices It has value for been able to create debate as it has some really interesting insights One of us studied manager who claimed to do leadership They said that having coffee with their subordinates listening to them or engaging them in small talk had a significant impact on them They saw this as an exercise of leadership If another person say their secretary had done the small talking no one would have called it leadership but the managers followed the scripts of leadership and saw trivial acts as full of impressive influencing activity is one of the many interesting reflections But with a style that mixes touches of academic book with that of a cynical blog post it loses appeal The last part of the book dedicated to how to improve this situation falls almost as comical as it lists well intended receipts to be followed by that same leaders that the book was mocking some pages before Is this humorous ending on purpose or just a failed shot to return to a academical style It is hard to tell