The fact is, management is going around in circles. Of course, we have seen plenty of fashions and artificial innovations. Revolutionary books have made the rounds, supposed to change our outlook and transform the art of organizing work.
In Europe and North America, and now even in the so-called emerging countries, whenever François Dupuy has been able to set managers or executives to work on everyday situations encountered in their working lives, the same questions, the same problems, the same difficulties have consistently come to the fore.
This book seeks to explain why. To all appearances, the science (or what passes for it) of management is making great strides and yet the questions facing executives testify to their remarkable persistence.
First published in French by Le Seuil under the title "La faillite de la pensée managériale".
Translated from the French by Rupert Swyer.
Foreword by François Clement-Grandcourt.