barefoot wrote:Percrime wrote:The peter principle generally applies to big bureaucracies.
The Dilbert principle  applies to even bigger bureaucracies.
 promote the incompetent into middle management, preferably in a different department, where they are out of the way and can't do any real damage
barefoot wrote:squeazasis wrote:Perhaps that's partly why you often hear people saying that a negative/unhelpful/overcontrolling approach from bosses still tends to be the rule rather than the exception even in this day and age (don't know of any research to that effect - it's just what I hear some people say, whether rightly or wrongly) - I know there are a variety of reasons for this, but perhaps part of it is that the people who get promotions (in the corporate world, and no doubt in the labour/trade world as well) aren't always those who have good skills in people management!
Then there's the other kind of manager, who has an old school tie, an MBA, and a sense of entitlement, but doesn't have a friggin' clue what the business they're managing actually does.
Ah, business. The great triumph of our civilisation.
Can I retire now please?
Percrime wrote:No its cos if you demote people they kick up. If you just transfer people they kick up and the people at the other end kick up when they realize you are sending them the incompetent. If you promote people and don;t have a vacancy for them in their new position.. they are not making a fuss.. and sadly they have to be transferred. Its a variation of the NIMBY approach to life.
Percrime wrote:In the real world.. as opposed to theoretical models
barefoot wrote:Percrime wrote:In the real world.. as opposed to theoretical models
And also as opposed to the cartoon world from which the Dilbert principle is named.
If you're not familiar with Dilbert, it's a parody of the disconnect that often exists between technical employees and non-technical managers.
It is hauntingly insightful at times.
The author of the cartoon, Scott Adams, also wrote a book of management theory (The Dilbert Principle) which is a satire, but is apparently studied in some well respected business schools (assumedly as a set of case studies in what not to do).
barefoot wrote:Canuck wrote:I love how BV forumers are so strictly focused on the details of thread topics...
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