Managerialization: “public agencies exist only to carry out programs and policies established by the legislative and executive branches of government, and to do so with maximum efficiency. “* It can also be seen as a belief that management science and the application of its tools can solve problems and tends to justify structures that improve managerial control.
This practice divorces social and organizational contexts in such a way that impedes critical reflection. There is a LOT of use of the term “leadership” but it often plays out as managerialism. Behaviours of managerialism can be described as: avoiding conflicts, possessing subordinates, creating objectives/goals , having formal authority, and having a focus on results. Compare this to leadership, where there is cultivation of followers, creation of vision and purpose, and having influence rather than "control".
Anti-intellectualism: Raising questions about why we are required to do things is not only frowned upon, it can have unpleasant consequences. In order to examine problems holistically (and, I would argue, effectively), it must be possible for people to bring a critique to process and decision making. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so for truth, today, is believed by many policy makers to be solely embedded in quantitative outputs. For example, recent closures of federal government libraries in the spirit of finding cost efficiencies, undermines access to information that is fundamental to critical thought. A recent and telling example is the closure of the internationally respected Department of Fisheries and Oceans libraries.
*** Stewart, P. (2011). "Harper Gov’t Puts Library & Archives Canada at Risk", CAUT/ACCPU Bulletin 58(4). Retrieved May 5, 2013 from: http://www.cautbulletin.ca/en_article.asp?articleid=3231