More On Management

Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago | Originally written on 22 Dec 2021

I've previously written about management. While dwelling on W. Edwards Deming's ideas about the system of profound knowledge I can't help but conclude that management is the art of improving a system by coordinating the activities of a team towards continous improvement. One of the elements of the system of profound knowledge is psychology, which consist of understanding motivation (intrinsic vs. extrinsic), interactions (between components and participants in the system) and the phenomenon of overjustification (which I understand to be distortions that result from poor understanding or ignorance of psychology). A manager never managers individuals; this is impossible. People per se cannot be managed; rather, people's activities may be coordinated so that their liberal involvement may augment the system to which they contribute.