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Response to K-Dog (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:37 AM

20. I've seen this happen a lot

A lot of the middle managers (directors?) are a certain "cut".
And yes - a lot are male because of historical "grooming" for the positions etc.

There are recently more of every demographic - but they all share a "rich sense of entitlement" and extremely "position sensitive". Oh, and they're extremely arrogant and impracticable in terms of understanding real-world problems vs what passes for "management attitude".

There's truly a dumb-ing down of management ongoing in this country right now - business think they're the "smartest *guys*" in the room and they're just entitled, idiots.

The OP sounds like someone who really knows whats going on etc - maybe it doesn't fit patriarchy but also the attitude of the "new business" culture. I've been in a LOT of these meetings and it's painful to see what is "allowed" to be said because it fits their world view framework vs reality. A lot of business strategy is dogma and superstition. Heretics are filtered out very quickly.




But there were some unfortunate side-effects of this heightened corporate consciousness. First, according to one former middle manager, it was virtually impossible for anyone outside the company to understand this new language the employees were speaking. Second, the manager said, the new language “led to a lot more meetings” and the sheer amount of time wasted nurturing their newfound states of higher consciousness meant that “everything took twice as long”. “If the energy that had been put into Kroning had been put to the business at hand, we all would have gotten a lot more done,” said the manager.


https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/23/from-inboxing-to-thought-showers-how-business-bullshit-took-over

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