This week I’ve been learning about the Peter Principle which is, shortly stated:
Anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails
Or in an organisation:
In a hierarchically structured administration, people tend to be promoted up to their level of incompetence
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There’s an interesting programme on Radio 4 this week
Here’s the blurb:
Claudia Hammond charts the development of mental health care in the UK from the 1950s until today, to ask where we are now, and where we’re going. Will the stigma of mental illness ever be entirely removed?