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How to avoid creating a zombie workforce


Certain workplace practices can destroy employees' willingness to use their higher cognitive functions, such as imagination and trust, write H. James Wilson and Kevin Desouza for HBR.org.

They identify several "contagions" that can create a "zombie workplace – where creative people and good ideas disturbingly molder". They also offer some survival tips.

The first contagion is "imbalance between idea generation and managerial attention".

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