Vol. 1 No. 3 (2015): Journal of Leadership and Management

Exposing Myths of Modern Management: Innovation – Identifying the Problem

Sergey Ivanov
Department of Management, School of Business and Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Published May 29, 2015
How to Cite
Ivanov, S. (2015). Exposing Myths of Modern Management: Innovation – Identifying the Problem. Journal of Leadership and Management, 1(3). Retrieved from http://leadership.net.pl/JLM/article/view/51


In this paper, I am exposing myths that seem to prevail in modern management. I present an argument and problem that innovation is impossible in a hierarchical organization, uncovering one of the myths of management that it is possible to innovate within the bureaucracy (managerial hierarchy). I discuss the main functions of the organization, and conditions for innovation, building largely on the management theories put forth by W. Edwards Deming and Elliott Jaques. I then put forth a thesis of the necessary requirements for innovation to occur in the workplace, within the modern hierarchical organization, and support this thesis with empirical evidence from the field studies that
I have conducted.


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