The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office

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2024-07-07 17:00:05

Have you ever had a really great meal, yet the next day when someone asks you what you had, you can’t remember? And worse, you really aren’t sure why you even enjoyed the evening.

For some readers this is exactly what might happen when they read The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan, organizational economists. This book is certainly readable. Still, as one turns page after page, is the authors’ message is somewhat buried.

According to the Mr. Fisman and Mr. Sullivan, we are working longer hours than in the past—in part due to our virtual 24/7 connectivity—but paradoxically produce no more. They ask whether we stopped questioning whether this is due to managers’ inability to communicate real, understandable objectives to employees.

In gauging this lack of communication and resulting frustration, the authors broadly refer to targets, goals, milestones or anything else that can be established and measured to determine if the org successfully completes the required work or project.

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