Thursday September 29, 2016

How Organizations Enshrine Collective Stupidity

If you only read one article today, make it this one. Each and every one of you know exactly what this guy is talking about because either you've been there or you are currently in that situation. Seriously, this article is well worth the time to read.

Smart young things joining the workforce soon discover that, although they have been selected for their intelligence, they are not expected to use it. They will be assigned routine tasks that they will consider stupid. If they happen to make the mistake of actually using their intelligence, they will be met with pained groans from colleagues and polite warnings from their bosses. After a few years of experience, they will find that the people who get ahead are the stellar practitioners of corporate mindlessness.