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Most corporate cultures reward employees who seek to please superiors by agreeing with everything rather than challenging decisions. The problem is that such cultures give rise to organizational stupidity. According to Pontus Bodelsson, CEO of the Swedish media group HD-Sydsvenskan, the solution is to work to instead develop a culture of questioning.

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Organizational stupidity: why you lose your critical thinking skills

Based on The Stupidity Paradox: The Power and Pitfalls of Functional Stupidity at Work by Mats Alvesson and André Spicer (Profile Books, June 2016) and an interview with Pontus Bodelsson, CEO of HD-Sydsvenskan and director of several Swedish companies.