Exposing Myths of Modern Management: Innovation – Identifying the Problem

Sergey Ivanov

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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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