A Guide to Dysfunctional Management and the Evil Workplace
August 18th, 2012 by William

Puttin’ Cologne on the Rickshaw

This week’s blog entry is a bit different from all previous posts. The following is the outline of my book: Puttin’ Cologne on the Rickshaw. In case you haven’t checked it out, I offer this peek into the scope of my book. If you like my blog posts you’ll surely like the book.

Chapter 1 The Marching Morons…our rude society and its effect on the workplace

Chapter 2 Kayfabe…the fact that perception is more important than reality

Chapter 3 Jumpin’ on the Bandwagon…metrics & management fads

Chapter 4 Lord of the Flies…an analysis of workplace culture

Chapter 5 Animal Farm…an analysis of office politics

Chapter 6 Flatland…organizational charts & vertical structure

Chapter 7 Farce Majeure…organizational hierarchy & power structure

Chapter 8 Man Bites Dog…sociopaths in the workplace

Chapter 9 Fee, Fi, Foe, Fum…bullying in the workplace

Chapter 10 Eddie Haskell…organizational sycophants

Chapter 11 Oath of Fealty…the fiefdom syndrome

Chapter 12 Nattering Nabobs of Negativity…the game of “divide and conquer”

Chapter 13 Together Everyone Annoys Me…teamwork, or the lack thereof

Chapter 14 Waiting for Rigor Mortis…workplace communication, or lack thereof

Chapter 15 The Red Queen Principle…backstabbing and employee conflict

Chapter 16 Throw me an Anvil…management sabotage of worker’s careers

Chapter 17 Chicken Little…crisis creation and pyromania

Chapter 18 Howdy Doody…the game of “stump the dummy”

Chapter 19 Insanity…organizational amnesia

Chapter 20 Zemblanity…management fear of surprise

Chapter 21 All Hat, No Cattle…rodeo meeting atmosphere

Chapter 22 What, Me Worry?…plausible deniability & blamestorming

Chapter 23 Drinkin Your Own Kool Aid…workplace visions and values

Chapter 24 Lake Wobegon…the performance review process

Epilog…how to survive and flourish in the modern workplace

In my next blog post I’ll be back to lampooning another aspect of the modern workplace−I promise.


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