Laurence J. Peter Quote

Some Blockett-type employees actually believe that they have received a genuine promotion; others recognize the truth. But the main function of a pseudo-promotion is to deceive people outside the hierarchy. When this is achieved, the maneuver is counted a success.


p. 38: This phenomenon is called by Peter "percussive sublimation", or "being kicked upstairs". - The Peter Principle (1969)

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