The Stupidity Paradox: The Power and Pitfall of Functional Stupidity at Work

21.10.2021 12:00 – 13:00

MANAGEMENT BROWN BAG SEMINAR / SHORT ABSTRACT

The talk addresses people in organizations limiting their mindsets and shrinking their cognitive capacity, refraining from critical and reflective thinking. Often silo-thinking is encouraged: people think - at best - within the box. Fashions, persuasive messages, bureaucracy, hierarchical relations and division of labour constrain thinking. The concept functional stupidity points at the double-edged qualities of this: functional stupidity leads to order, reduction of stress, compliance and sometimes good relations, but also leads to mindlessness, wasteful work and sometimes catastrophes. The presentation addresses the concept of functional stupidity, drivers and outcomes of it and possibilities to reduce it. Here anti-stupidity management is needed.

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Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
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Room M 3250, 3rd floor

Organisé par

Faculté d'économie et de management
Institute of Management

Intervenants

Mats ALVESSON, Lund University, Sweden

entrée libre

Classement

Catégorie: Séminaire

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