Cognitive Layering: Cognitive and communicative disjunctions predict organizational stratification

Most people will look at the title of this article and immediately turn away, because it sends a signal: “This article is heavy on jargon, not very accessible, and difficult to understand.” And, despite my best efforts, that’s what it’s going to be. In other articles, I’ve talked about ‘layer 5 work’. It’s much easier to point at something and say “That’s a layer 5 thing” than it is to present a precise, persuasive and accessible explanation of why layer 5 exists at all. In this article…

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