Summary of Simple Sabotage
Copyright © 2015 by Simple Sabotage I, LLC. Published by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.
Management experts Robert M. Galford, Bob Frisch and Cary Greene studied a 1944 US government sabotage manual for the subtle tactics that World War II Allied saboteurs used to snarl the enemy’s businesses, government agencies and other organizations. The saboteurs’ methods were simple: They exaggerated common and seemingly innocuous business behaviors – forming committees, giving long-winded speeches, strictly adhering to the rule book – until they slowed operations, confused workers and ultimately demoralized the target organization. The authors warn that even your best employees can turn into unwitting saboteurs if they overdo such behaviors. This fun, clever read shows both how to uncover the inadvertent subversives in your midst and how to design effective countermeasures against them. getAbstract recommends its battle-tested insights to entrepreneurs, start-ups, business students and managers at any level.
In this summary, you will learn
- How small acts of sabotage can disrupt organizations,
- How managers can learn to recognize these acts and
- What strategies can keep you from unwittingly committing sabotage.
About the Authors
Robert M. Galford is the managing partner of the Center for Leading Organizations. Bob Frisch is the managing partner of Strategic Offsites Group, where Cary Greene is a partner.
Get the key points from this book in 10 minutes.
For your company
We help you build a culture of continuous learning.
Comment on this summary
12 months agoVery helpful.
1 year agoVery good read and useful. I'll be able apply this.
2 years agoGreat read and useful knowledge for all levels of business
2 years agoGreat read. Very insightful.
2 years agoA differnt way to view sabotage. Helpful.
2 years agoInteresting thoughts. Very applicable to the workplace.
By the same authors
David H. Maister et al.
Free Press, 2000
Customers who read this summary also read
Simon & Schuster, 2015
Public Affairs, 2015