Against Management: Organization in the Age of Managerialism

Review

Intentionally controversial, this book, by an important British management educator, challenges managerialism – the blithe assumption that management is always necessary and good. He discusses a wide range of situations where management and managerial thinking have preempted the original goals of organizations, policies or governments, and argues that too much management can become a problem. Drawing on a wide range of scientific and literary critiques, he points to alternative ‘non-managerial’ approaches to organization.

Suggested by: John Heintz