The Lucid Manager celebrates positive deviance. As 20th composer Frank Zappa once said: “With deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
There are several types of organisational deviance, discussed in the articles below:
The gadfly: This is the type of person that keeps asking why until everybody is sick of her or until a satisfactory answer is found
The cynic: Also known as the devil’s advocate. Cognitive cynicism is needed to prevent group-think and other cognitive as traps.
The jester: The fool is a time-honoured archetype that can criticise those in power with impunity.
Governance is the natural enemy of deviance and innovation. Although rules are essential to ensure we act ethically, procedures can quickly become a chastity belt that only moderates behaviour on the surface.
Positive deviance is about breaking the unwritten rules and doing things that nobody else thought possible. The Lucid Manager celebrates the brave and the misfits that propel society forward.
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