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The stupidity paradox : the power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work, Mats Alvesson & André Spicer

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The stupidity paradox : the power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work
Title
The stupidity paradox
Title remainder
the power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work
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Mats Alvesson & André Spicer
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Language
eng
Summary
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 over-reliance on brand and image. And yet a dose of stupidity can be useful and produce 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 workplace a little less stupid by challenging thoughtless conformity. It shows how harmony and action in the workplace can be balanced with a culture of questioning and challenge. The book is a wake-up call for smart organizations and smarter people. It encourages us to use our intelligence fully for the sake of personal satisfaction, organizational success and the flourishing of society as a whole. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
CDX
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1956-
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Alvesson, Mats
Dewey number
658.4/03
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HD30.23
  • HD58.7
LC item number
.A4735 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Spicer, André
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  • Organizational learning
  • Knowledge management
  • Decision making
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Critical thinking
  • Organizational behavior
  • Success in business
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Knowledge management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational learning
  • Success in business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Mentoring & Coaching
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
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The stupidity paradox : the power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work, Mats Alvesson & André Spicer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-263) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
1907143
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781781255414
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781255414
  • (OCoLC)951212618
Label
The stupidity paradox : the power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work, Mats Alvesson & André Spicer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1907143
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781781255414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781255414
  • (OCoLC)951212618

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