Leicester City’s decision to sack Claudio Ranieri symbolic of ‘obsession with change’

Posted by es328 at Feb 27, 2017 09:45 AM |
Leicester academic claims the controversial dismissal which has angered City fans reflects society’s change culture
Leicester City’s decision to sack Claudio Ranieri symbolic of ‘obsession with change’

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Professor Stephen Wood, from the University of Leicester, has discussed the controversial sacking of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri in an interview with Ben Jackson on BBC Radio Leicester.

Professor Wood, Professor of Management in the University’s School of Business and a lifelong Leicester City supporter, suggested that the decision to sack Ranieri can be seen within modern society’s increasing “obsession with change”.

Professor Wood did acknowledge that it was a difficult decision to make and suggested that, if rumours of discontent about Ranieri’s management were true, he could see some arguments in favour of making the decision.

“If, in a conflict in the workplace, it is simply a task conflict, whether to play 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 for example, most organisations can handle that without an effect on performance.

“But once it moves into interpersonal conflict or relationship conflict, then that does impact upon performance.”

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