Den skickligt inkompetente chefen

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  • Robert Wenglén Lunds universitet
  • Peter Svensson Lunds universitet

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skilled incompetence, trained incapacity, management learning

Abstract

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.

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2008-01-01

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Wenglén, R. och Svensson, P. (2008) ”Den skickligt inkompetente chefen”, Sociologisk Forskning, 45(1), s. 42–61. Tillgänglig vid: https://sociologiskforskning.se/sf/article/view/19227 (åtkomstdatum: 16 maj 2021).

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