The Ironic Manager

Is your workplace turning into a theatre for G(r)eek comedy? Where employees make sarcastic jokes about their bosses to keep a modicum of sanity so they can get back on that hamster wheel?  If so, you are not alone. This is the concept of the “Ironic Manager” which emerged from the longest study into organisational behaviour in Australian history pioneered by Dr. Richard Claydon

It was found that “Ironic disengagement” was actually frustrated enthusiasm. A powerful way of coping with the stresses of organisational life, preventing burn out and psychological illness It also hides a deep desire to make things better. Insights into how we might improve performance. Critical and creative thinking.

But they are obscured by irony and sarcasm. Because by speaking openly, they fear no one will listen. They also risk unemployment, which no one can afford in this day and age There is a better way. The Ironic Manager project shares critical insights on how we can design better organisations for the 21st Century. And how we can close the gap between how we want to work and how we are working. Resulting in better engagement, innovative thinking from multiple sources, and a workforce adding value across the board

The Ironic Manager – This is a 21st century theory I am supporting