Den skickligt inkompetente chefen
2008 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 45, no 1, 42-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The skilled incompetent manager
Based on a critical interpretation of a leadership seminar we illustrate how the performance of the managers involved skilled incompetence. It expresses itself through a non-critical attitude, easily-made solutions and pseudo-communication, which together fuel a kind of knowledge flexibility. This uncritical, somewhat shallow and pragmatic attitude towards knowledge (e.g. management concepts), ought not to be understood as just dysfunctional, but also as a more or less unaware but adjusted competence, that in some situations works as a social lubricant in bureaucratic organizations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges sociologförbund , 2008. Vol. 45, no 1, 42-61 p.
skilled incompetence, trained incapacity, management learning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-19854OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-19854DiVA: diva2:866473
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