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A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Organizational Deterioration Under the Schizoid Manager

Organizational authority is granted a manager because of its needs. To accomplish tasks which it can achieve using the leader's skills and experience. And, recognizing this logic, employees submit to the manager's authority. But during stressful times, a leader's pathological characteristics can emerge such as the schizoid feature of isolation.

Now, the leader isolates themselves and becomes minimally explicit in making decisions, causing ambiguity about who can make particular decisions. Organizational chaos follows during which excessive caution and over-concern with political consideration blossom. Novel, creative ideas and the clear expression of opinion are now believed risky and the organization falters.
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