Being more democratic - "flattening the authority gradient"

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by gobbyidiot, Nov 4, 2009.

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  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
     
  2. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Have you read the 'toxic leadership' thread.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. It's also known as 'Let's Pretend' !!!!!!