The problem of rewarding A and hoping for B brings out a central question for management: why do people need to be managed? Why don’t they just do the…
Motion – the action or process of moving or being moved. Progress – development towards an improved or more advanced condition. Our work lives are busy…
Ideally, the role of management is to create a workplace culture that encourages middle managers and employees to voice their concerns. What is more…
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You might be tempted to think that power comes with the title: 'Manager'. Read on . . .
If you want an initial reaction that informs you of someone’s world view, mention Karl Marx or a Marxian concept. The name of the German philosopher…
We need more subversive managers!
Steven Kerr wrote a brilliant article back in the 1980s called On the Folly of Rewarding A and Hoping for B. It highlighted that what is rewarded in an…
If you haven’t yet read part 1 - nip over here first: Think about these two terms side-by-side: Disgust Discussed They are phonetically…
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The Unconscious Manager