Robert Jackall's Moral Mazes offers an eye-opening account of how corporate managers think the world works, and how big organizations shape moral consciousness.
Based on extensive interviews with managers at every level of two industrial firms and of a large public relations agency, IMoral Mazes takes the reader inside the intricate world of the corporation.
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"A valuable addition to existing works because it discusses practical applications of solutions to ethical problems." (Library Journal)
The author has both an excellent command of the subject matter and of the English language. Unfortunately the narrator doesn't. He often mispronounces words and names: casuistry becomes "causistry," Max Weber he pronounces "WEH - ber." Clearly insufficiently educated to do justice to this erudite work.
An outstanding book.
Jackall correctly discerns that in the corporate world of bureaucratic double-speak, "details are pushed down, and credit is pulled up." Without prejudice or malice, he ably shreds the myths of corporate excellence, accountability and supposed work ethic.
As a corporate middle manager, I cannot recommend this book enough to those about to enter, or who have newly entered into the corporate world. It should be a bible to those who are determined to stay in the corporate world, and an encouragement for those looking to jump ship.
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