Tag Archives: Empty Suit

Making Management as simple as Frisbee

Once again, Steve Denning hits the nail, this time offering a new set of heuristics for modern management in today’s complex – multi dimensional – world! Ping all fans of “Big Data“: you might soon find out that the purely … Continue reading

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Management by checking boxes in a list – a.k.a. Empty Suit Mgmt

My former colleague and friend Fredrik has posted a telling story of how Empty Suit’s go about their work…  The fundamental problem is that these folks who prefer to manage only by checklists do see everything as onedimensional, and refuse … Continue reading

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Lack of application of Complexity Theory in management

An absolutely essential and brilliant article by RIchard Staub in Harvard Business Review, on why organizations have not embraced Complexity as the #1 paradigm for governing their “system”. Reason #1: it’s too complex…! Today’s typical  Empty Suit-managers prefer simplicity, and … Continue reading

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Systems thinking

“Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.” ― Kenneth E. Boulding

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Anti-agile Business-by-Contracts model bound to fail

In two previous posts ( first, second )  I’ve described the chaotic situation in Northern Stockholm’s public transportation system, after Arriva took over operations January 7th, 2013. Now the leading Swedish bus industry trade magazine, “Bussmagasinet”, has written a “no-BS” editorial about the … Continue reading

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