Manufacturing Morals demonstrates how faculty and students are exposed to a system that operates on open-ended directives that require significant decision-making on the part of those involved, with little overt guidance from the hierarchy. Anteby suggests that this model—which tolerates moral complexity—is perhaps one of the few that can adapt and endure over time. Manufacturing Morals is a perceptive must-read for anyone looking for insight into the moral decision-making of today’s business leaders and those influenced by and working for them.
"His latest book tackles the subject in an unusual way: by studying the inner workings of his own employer." Forbes
"Anteby’s book does as it says: it examines the values of silence in a particular business school setting." Sage Pub
In more than two-and-a-half million miles of travel to schools in every part of the world, we have found a growing number of change leaders. These are the people who not only implement change successfully, but also appear to thrive on it. Their colleagues are no more insightful, desperate, or well
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For decades, the assumption has been that if we want to improve teaching, one of the best ways is to supervise and evaluate teachers. Surely, the argument went, inspecting classroom performance and giving teachers feedback and formal evaluations would make a positive difference. But as we frequently ask groups of administrators
Once in the classrooms, male instructors traditionally remove their jackets before starting to teach. Removing one’s jacket signals that the session is about to start, and also that teaching is laborious.
Along with meeting in teaching groups and sharing teaching plans, faculty members also prepare their sessions individually.
While teaching, an instructor needs to pay attention to several simultaneous mental moves or tapes. The course-structure tape tracks how the concepts covered in the current session relate to other parts of the course.
Whether at home or at the School, time is always set aside to review a case and fine-tune a session’s teaching plan.
Teaching at the School is a bit like a performance, one in which most moves and steps are rehearsed many times before class.
Between abstract morals and concrete individuals lie intermediary groups entrusted withensuring proper socialization into those shared understandings.