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My, hasn’t work, and the theory of work, changed since the 70’s. Well so it should but strangely psychologists and work theorists didn’t expect work to change. So our theories didn’t put change at their very core.
Funnily, the theory has become simpler as work has become more turbulent. Simple, but, young or old, you will have to let go of old ideas.
Dry sterile thunder without rain.
T.S. Elliott did not say that about work but there is a growing community of people who bring rain to relieve “dry sterile thunder” in their work.
Will you contribute?
It is counter-intuitive, I know, but taking the problems of each person seriously, for what they are, saves time. The arithmetic doesn’t suggest it, but Year 6 arithmetic is the wrong analytical tool.
It is also lousy psychology and lousy management theory.
Sometimes we are frustrated by clients who appear to make multi-million important decisions on the basis of whim rather than data. Maybe we are the ones who have it wrong?
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