A bad case of HR Fatigue

May 20 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Adrian Furnham had his tongue firmly in his cheek when he wrote in the Daily Telegraph that business psychiatrists have identified some serious disorders "found particularly in human resource specialists".

We particularly liked these:

Acute Change Managementism: The desire to start more change management programmes even before the last (failed) one can be properly evaluated.

Narcissistic Organogram Condition: A delusion caused by fiddling around with the organisational chart in the belief that a) it is important b) anyone pays attention to it and c) one can promote HR by doing so.

Restructuring Fatigue: The belief that the solution to all business problems lies in restructuring.

Repetitive Innovation Syndrome: This results from both a failure to learn and an addition to innovation.

The Telegraph | Insight: phobia, mania, and delusion... the shrinks have a word for it