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Stop sabotaging your organisation

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Some of the biggest threats to organisational performance can and do come from within, writes Stefan Thomke for MIT Sloan Management Review

When it comes to business, some truths are timeless. In 1944, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), produced a field manual for sabotaging enemy organisations through “simple acts” of destruction to the means of production and operational processes.

Stefan Thomke, William Barclay Harding professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, acknowledges that destroying the means of production would now involve cyberterrorism rather than machine breaking, but warns what he labels “the human element” is still just as vulnerable to interference.
 

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Source Article: How To (Inadvertently) Sabotage Your Organisation
Author(s): Stefan Thomke