Being more democratic - "flattening the authority gradient"

#1
Reading the Metro this morning there's a piece about the author of a new book which is part of the bandwagon following Freakonomics. This bloke argues that often better decisions follow from "flattening the authority curve", ie allowing subordinates to have a say.

I can see how it might work in an operating theatre or a flight deck. It isn't hard to see how it could cause chaos elsewhere.

However, I think there's a case to be made for every shit-stirrer during the next week to say at some point, "Well, boss, I think we should consider flattening the authority gradient here" :lol:

http://www.amazon.com/review/RIXQQPENIT2IT&tag=armrumser-20
 

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#2
Have you read the 'toxic leadership' thread.
 
#3
gobbyidiot said:
This bloke argues that often better decisions follow from "flattening the authority curve", ie allowing subordinates to have a say.
I thought it was called management. :? Get a group together, discuss, make a decision and take the credit. Alternatively blame someone if it goes tits up.
 

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