John Higgins and Mark Cole
There is a hamster-wheel quality to what passes for insight around matters managerial and organizational, a sea of cliché, of often well-intentioned maxims that give a sense of possibility and progress. Meanwhile organizational life simply wallows as restructurings and fantastical targets come and go, dreaming of the Harvard Business Review.
Measurement and the misapplication of the scientific method have got out of control. Inspection has become ever more intrusive, an end in itself with the reporting game eating up time and attention that could be better lived. This book looks at what gets taken-for-granted and how what passes for common-sense falls apart when scrutinised with rigour.
The ambition is for everyone to notice and step back from approved habits that strip people of a felt sense of agency, that insist on prescribing how people should feel about and describe their reality. Instead, we provide an anti-prescription where people’s sense of self happens through their encounters and engagement with others.Buy Book