Management by fooling around

In my column this week for Baseline magazine, I give some advice for getting managers on your side.

We all have worked for lousy bosses, but how about the boss who does his (and they usually are men) best to be unproductive?

You know the type: the ones who are playing video games when they should be writing up their strategic plans, or who seem to spend more of their time arranging their golf schedule than the product schedule. Or they take time sending out memos about the latest social gathering for the office, rather than focusing on setting up a social network for your customers.

I call it MBFA, management by fooling around.

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