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#4: Why nonsense happens at work

Here’s nonsense at work. Organizations are strange concoctions. They are staffed with people who agree to strive for collective objectives in exchange for individual rewards. They agree on a code of conduct and to follow instructions. Those who don’t accept the purpose as mutual, the codes as worthy or the instructions as valid, are kicked…

#3: Why nonsense is abundant

Here’s nonsense at work. Why is nonsense so abundant? Because it is a natural, renewable resource. I realized this when I watched two dung beetles at work. I looked around the African bush and saw lots and lots of dung baking in the sun. Do you think dung beetles will ever run out of dung?…

#1: Introduction to Nonsense At Work

Welcome to Episode 1 of Nonsense At Work. I am the Chief Nonsense Officer. If there is one thing that I have learned over three decades of working with organizations, it is this: What stops executives, managers, teams, and individuals from being successful is often simply nonsense. So, what is nonsense? The term ‘nonsense’ describes…