Have you ever worked for a manager who never makes a decision ?
This blog is a light-hearted, but accurate analysis of the inner workings of managers that systematically never make decisions, based on the book How to become a no-decision manager. It explains their senseless disorganisation, their absurd methods of decision avoidance, their skilful strategies for survival and their systematic search for secrecy.
“I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure”
(the late Tommy Cooper, a well known British comedian)
While the dictionaries openly disagree on the definition of ‘decision’ and ‘decide’, (Note below) they are more subtle in their disagreement over the definition of the word ‘manager’. Here they simply ignore each other and compete to list the different types of manager that exist, making sure that no one dictionary copies another. Each dictionary […]
The first time I decided to make a decision in place of my boss, was the approval of purchase order for fixed assets. I don’t remember what exactly, but I know I did not have full authority to make the decision. My boss was required to sign the form not me. This was a big […]
Aphonic acknowledgement Subordinates have to learn on their own that they can make decisions that should be made by their boss when he or she is a no-decision manager. It is never taught in business school. I call this situation, aphonic acknowledgement. Once they have decided to make the decisions of their boss, they have […]