Thursday, November 11, 2010

Persuasion using authority

1 comment:

  1. you know, this confirms that giraffe is a n00b. He was a confirmed n00b among pigs in math; now in corporate as well.

    Experienced corporatists will give a sigh and find new techniques to divulge the "authority effect!"

    For example:
    a1 (copies B, C and D): Can you provide data for this test?
    a2 (reply-all): Are you sure that is a valid test for that data?

    This causes confusion in the minds of B,C, and D, and reduces the effect. Because, well, managers will be managers.