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Stefan Kühl

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Madness as Usual

Why does democracy in organizations sound like a good idea – but one that is hardly realistically feasible? Why would it be desirable to have employees who don’t care at all about the goals of their organization? And what do you get as new problems when you take silo-breaking and working in cross-departmental collaboration seriously?

The column by organizational sociologist Professor Stefan Kühl, with sometimes whimsical, sometimes thoughtful, but always spot-on insights into the logic of organizations.

Succinct columns are too short? In his books, Stefan Kühl discusses with more depth what kind of phenomena can be expected in organizations.