Mindless: why smarter machines are making dumber humans

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"We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)-the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line. "--
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series Your coach in a box
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subject_facet BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management, Business -- Data processing -- Psychological aspects, Industries -- Technological innovations -- Psychological aspects, Knowledge management, Mental efficiency, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects, Technology -- Social aspects
title_display Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans
title_full Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans / Simon Head, Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans [electronic resource] / Simon Head
title_short Mindless :
title_sub why smarter machines are making dumber humans
topic_facet Business, Data processing, Industries, Knowledge management, Mental efficiency, Psychological aspects, Social aspects, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects, Technological innovations, Technology