The One Who Does not Have Knowledge Cannot Manage

Anna Maczasek
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Special Issue 3, 210-220, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3031


Purpose: Modern management has fallen into a serious crisis. There are two main reasons for such a state of affairs, lack of historical awareness connected with the origins of management and lack of knowledge and insufficient educational level of the contemporary managerial staff, shaped by wrongly understood, so called practical abilities and deprived of the access to knowledge. They were subjected to mass education of the working force instead of being taught to think as an attribute of educated people. The purpose of this article is to indicate the main reason of the management crisis. Design/Methodology/Approach: Three scientific methods have been adapted. 1. Observation: passive and transparent. 2. Interviews: narrative, due to which there was a possibility to obtain a report connected with a researched aspect. The report, not being a sum of questionnaire answers, constituted a condition of a spontaneous respondent’s narration, not disrupted by a research intervention; IDI (Individual In-depth Interview) individual conversations with respondents. 3. Literature review. Findings: The results of the conducted (initiative) research, without a shadow of a doubt shows that people holding managerial positions aged up to 50 years old, lack general knowledge, psychology but most of all real solid education. Why? Because it has been replaced by mock education. It is therefore obvious that lack of education, insufficient education, lack of general and psychological knowledge do not allow for proper and effective participation in the role called management. What is especially apparent: such a reality diagnosis has been stated by 57 respondents who graduated from higher education schools based on Bologna Process. Practical implications: The results of the research can be used in a simple and at the same time difficult way – come back to real, solid education model, also with respect to the future managerial staff. Those who already manage, should be able to gain proper general and psychological knowledge and managerial knowledge instead of empty words or information from inexperienced people. Both groups should be given education instead of appearances of education. Originality/value: The originality of the research and its value is based on showing a specific reason instead of the one that is comfortable or accepted as proper or welcome.

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