By Matthew Stewart
A terrific, not-to-be ignored account of the explanations why administration thinks how it does―and why they're flawed.
If CEOS, experts, best managers, and different monetary wizards are so clever, how come they screw up so badly? Why is there no correlation whatever among a company university schooling and good fortune in enterprise? Why may well you be at an advantage learning whatever as inappropriate as―philosophy?
In The administration Myth, Stewart deals:
- An insightful romp in the course of the complete heritage of pondering administration, with memorable sketches of Frederick Winslow Taylor, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker, Michael Porter, Tom Peters, and different administration celebrities
- A devastating critique of pseudoscience in administration conception, from the medical administration move to the modern disciplines of procedure and organizational behavior
- A swashbuckling account of the increase and much-anticipated fall of administration consulting, laced with own stories approximately cryptic PowerPoint shows; the bait-and-hold innovations that hold consumers paying to learn what they already understand; and the colourful inner politics at his personal ill-fated consulting enterprise, the place opponents for energy stumbled on resourceful makes use of for an in-house shrink
- Historical point of view on why such a lot of CEOs make a lot more than they deserve
- A transparent rationalization of why the MBA often quantities to quite a bit BS
With wit and knowledge, Stewart makes an electrifying case that the questions and insights of administration theorists belong to not the sciences yet to philosophy, and that, within the base line, “a sturdy supervisor is not anything roughly than a very good and well-educated person.”