Monday, February 13, 2023

Super Eagle Bowl: The paths of glory lead but to the grave

 If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you don’t: pound the table.

The Condell Park High graduate from south-western Sydney is set to play for the Philadelphia Eagles when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, one of the world's biggest sporting spectacles.

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Why do companies go Woke?

Blame the middle managers!?

“Woke” companies are those that are committed to socially progressive causes, with a particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as these terms are understood through the lens of critical theory. There is little evidence of systematic support for woke ideas among executives and the population at large, and going woke does not appear to improve company performance. Why, then are so many firms embracing woke policies and attitudes? We suggest that going woke is an emergent strategy that is largely shaped by middle managers rather than owners, top managers, or employees. We build on theories from agency theory, institutional theory, and intra-organizational ecology to argue that wokeness arises from middle managers and support personnel using their delegated responsibility and specialist status to engage in woke internal advocacy, which may increase their influence and job security. Broader social and cultural trends tend to reinforce this process. We discuss implications for organizational behavior and performance including perceived corporate hypocrisy (“woke-washing”), the potential loss of creativity from restricting viewpoint diversity, and the need for companies to keep up with a constantly changing cultural landscape.

That is from a new paper by Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein.  Via the excellent Kevin Lewis.