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How To Get Paid To Do Nothing

A Columbia Business School professor says organizations could be more productive if they understood these clever ways employees avoid work. Read more at Forbes.

Eric Abrahamson, a professor at Columbia Business School who specializes in leadership and organizational problem solving, calls people like June “Michelangelos of work avoidance.” Abrahamson studies workplace fads and time management and has looked closely at the ways some employees manage to get paid to do nothing. He doesn’t advocate their practices, but he says that understanding them can help managers address office inequities and make their teams more productive. Work-avoidance Michelangelos know how to stay idle while suffering no consequences or, in some cases, even getting promoted.


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