Chetan Dhruve has published a ChangeThis Manifesto called Why Your Boss is Programmed to be a Dictator, which suggests a idea on putting voting system for choosing leaders by subordinates. He describes some examples of why elected person is a leader but appointment of the management job will lead managers to be dictators:
… When you get a new boss, you’re simply told, “Bob will be your manager”. Bob now has power over you. It’s very innocuous and subtle, and there’s no big drama.
But what has really happened? Bob is now automatically a dictator because you don’t have voting rights over him. No one suspects it, but the absence of voting rights results in a dictatorship
system springing into existence. In other words, inaction — not voting for your leader — results in a dictatorship. Because it’s so easy to overlook, I call it a stealth dictatorship system. Anyone who has authority over you, without your having a say, is a stealth dictator. What does that make you? A stealth subject. This holds true for any situation — whether it’s a full-time job, a temporary assignment, an hour-long meeting, or a one minute conversation.
We know how dictators usually behave. But do they just exhibit their individual traits, or does something more mysterious happen?…
Interesting idea. No matter if you agree or disagree on his theory, it is still a good weekend read.
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