If you hear a manager at your place of employment claim to be a big shot deciderer, start looking for different employment

Such claims always have an unspoken corollary: “… and you lot are my serfs/soldiers.”

It’s time to face up to the reality that business schools do little other than defraud society, students and non-students alike. As with members of any guild (e.g. attorneys), business school graduates take to heart the nonsense they hear from professors about becoming more special somehow than others, after which they too start insisting that those outside the guild have all the obligations toward guild members.

Such self-styled heroes don’t enjoy looking weak. Indeed, perceiving themselves as weak is the very reason why most of them seek the artificial gang-banger protection of a guild (the worse conceivable assortment of insecure gang-bangers being any government ever). When the weak-minded gang up, each of the individual members starts demonstrating a likewise artificiality of assuredness, which obligates them from a psychological standpoint to rearrange an otherwise functional enterprise into a morass of do-as-I-say hierarchical bureaucracy … also artificial.

Bureaucracies tend to feature quick decisions that all too often are the wrong decisions (the everything-stuck-forever-in-committee lamentation representing just the most visible aspect of an otherwise fraudulent imperative to shove things down throats before anyone suspects that incompetence or corruption is inspiring all the bureaucratic dictates). Bureaucrats pretending to be business managers tend to make those kinds of quick decisions because they are insecure about their qualifications and therefore remain anxious at all times to issue commands before anyone else can present thoughtful counterpoints. Then it becomes all about the do-as-I-say. Then it becomes all about the insolvency.

Perhaps an example would help. Have you heard of The Cloud? Have you heard the common sense explanation that The Cloud is a mere marketing campaign from companies hoping to sexy up the boring old market for servers and their complementary support services? Have you, then, heard of self-styled deciderers insisting that their supply chain must include adequate budgeting for The Cloud because the manager in question has heard all the buzz surrounding the marketing campaign? Due diligence goes out the figurative window, all because a bureaucrat disguising themselves as a business manager tries to appear quick-minded by way of pointing toward a fabricated fad.

Be more thoughtful.