Management Terror Theory

There’s a semi-recent theory in psychology called Terror Management Theory and it concerns how we all try to live with the fact that we’re going to die. It says that in trying to deal with this we build churches, create nationalities to celebrate, busy ourselves with projects (like writing) and enter other worlds through books…

The Humanity of Job Automation

A lot of the times when I look at what I’m doing for work, much of it is is laid bare in simple rules. Hierarchical chains of command often impress upon its lower members some values and applications of those values that would be easily presentable to AI. The phrase, “a monkey could do this!”…

2 Cheers for Reluctant Managers

One of the “best” things at my job is that it’s clear that by and large the managers there don’t want to be managers. One reason for that may have to do with the splintering of different managers. There’s shift leads, assistant managers and then the store manager. The shift lead that I usually work…