Workforce Problem-Solving Supervision: The Complicated Art of Managing Nonsense

Workforce Problem-Solving Supervision: The Complicated Art of Managing Nonsense

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Workforce Problem-Solving Supervision: The Complicated Art of Managing Nonsense

Dr. Anthony Obi Ogbo – Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Texas Southern University

Abstract: Often, nonsensical actions could derail the workforce management culture. Thus, different sociological approaches have permeated the commonsensical understanding and application of complex policy actions. Carl Jung (n.d.), a Swiss psychologist, noted that “the pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense.” This paper does not promote nonsense or advocate activities that lack wisdom; neither does it endorse impracticable workforce engagements.

Nonsense could be ideologically managed through a blend of organizational rules and common sense. Six cognitive tools could undoubtedly alleviate nonsensical workplace conditions and transform them into useful supervision possibilities and values.

Nevertheless, it is strategically unwise to discourage or discard policy proposal actions because they do not make sense. This article explores the complicated fine art of managing nonsense and how various approaches could impact organizational management. The supposition splits the foundation and psychological deconstruction of policy-making sagacity. This paper argues that the commonsensical philosophy of the term “Nonsense” is logical enough to create effective avenues for managing workforce issues and policy actions, given real-world situations. The conclusions offer six cognitive tools capable of alleviating nonsensical workplace conditions and transforming them into helpful supervision possibilities and values. The tools are assessment versus rejection, open versus close-ended inquiry, thoughts versus outcomes, criticism versus improvement, team Power versus individual, and creativity versus supposition. These concepts also convey significant management issue-mitigating methodologies.


Dr. Anthony Ogbo’s research interests focus on management and leadership as they apply to all academic disciplines, including the media, communication, human capital, business administration, organizational leadership, health, applied econometrics, and development economics. His latest peer-reviewed academic works are “Workforce problem-solving supervision: The complicated fine art of managing nonsense”, a study drawn from managing newsroom complexities, and “Survival in Obscurity —Tribulations of African Americans in the Pandemic” – a grant-funded documentary narrating the system-induced tribulations of the African Americans during the Pandemic.

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