I was rereading this old thingy:
The Company, after all, is just that: a company, with rules and procedures and ranks and people in power and people scrambling for power, just like any other bureaucracy. Just like a big law firm or a governmental department or, for that matter, a university. Just like—and here’s why I’m telling you all this—just like the bureaucracy you are about to join. The word bureaucracy tends to have negative connotations, but I say this in no way as a criticism, merely a description, that the U.S. Army is a bureaucracy and one of the largest and most famously bureaucratic bureaucracies in the world. After all, it was the Army that gave us, among other things, the indispensable bureaucratic acronym “snafu”: “situation normal: all fucked up”—or “all fouled up” in the cleaned-up version. That comes from the U.S. Army in World War II.
You need to know that when you get your commission, you’ll be joining a bureaucracy, and however long you stay in the Army, you’ll be operating within a bureaucracy. As different as the armed forces are in so many ways from every other institution in society, in that respect they are the same. And so you need to know how bureaucracies operate, what kind of behavior—what kind of character—they reward, and what kind they punish.https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#
You read a lot in red pill circles about group dynamics, how to navigate these as an individual, and what organizations do that they shouldn’t do (e.g. put insecure Alphas aka Gammas in charge). But you don’t see a lot about how to do bureaucracy correctly. For a bunch of people who talk a big ideological game about group morality and the necessity of male hierarchies, we don’t appear to think about them very hard. I guess that’s what happens when a bunch of autistic libertarians become fascists.
It’s all very well to say “start a gang”, but it’s quite another to turn your little group of disagreeable, defiant drinking buddies into a tool and die shop. Do you all agree on what’s a fire-able offense?
The discipline is the science of human behavior relating to work and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations and individuals in their places of work as well as the individual’s work-life more generally. Industrial and organizational psychologists are trained in the scientist–practitioner model. They contribute to an organization’s success by improving the performance, motivation, job satisfaction, and occupational safety and health as well as the overall health and well-being of its employees. An IO psychologist conducts research on employee behaviors and attitudes, and how these can be improved through hiring practices, training programs, feedback, and management systems.
IO psychology was ranked the fastest growing occupation over the next decade according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Outlook Handbook in 2014.  It is estimated to grow 53% with a mean salary of US$109,030, with those at the top 10 percentile earning $192,150 for 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_and_organizational_psychology
That’s a lot of money for a profession that clearly isn’t delivering on its mandate. Maybe that’s because everything the professionals believe is 100% wrong, or maybe it’s because they’re 100% ignored, maybe it’s somewhere in between, ultimately it doesn’t matter who’s to blame unless assigning blame was your original motivation for studying the subject.
This field underlies all of the assumptions which organize our daily lives, but we don’t see anything like the manosphere taking a deeper look at it the way a few MTs in the 1980s took a deeper look at the sales process of courtship. We take it on faith that there are right ways and wrong ways to organize people, and that the way it’s done now could be improved. We know job interviews don’t work, yet they persist. Was it fate that everybody would get red-pilled on carbs but stay blue-pilled on job interviews? We know IQ tests predict performance in a g-loaded occupation, but where’s the occupational outlook handbook telling you the g-loading for elevator repair? How do you measure status anxiety and what sort of job would fit a white person at the 50th percentile? Are there positions where you could gainfully hire a sociosexual Chad even if he had no other skills? (Probably.) How much more would you be willing to pay a bricklayer with 20 more IQ points, all else held equal? How do you prevent men in your organization from sleeping with the other men’s wives and girlfriends? What’s the predictive strength of digit ratio vs. socket depth? If I told you my left-hand 2D:4D ratio is very low (true) and my right-hand 2D:4D ratio is 1 (also true), would you know what to do with that information? Would you hire me as an engineer?
As far as I know, all the innovation in this area is restricted to purple-pilled Silicon Valley types and popsci academic authors at best. Probably the best way forward would be to match up new scientific knowledge with old stereotypes and common wisdom, like Ed Dutton. The extraordinary success of his channel suggests internet people are still curious to know what objective science says, even if they posture otherwise to signal their allegiance to the religious precepts of the extremely online. I feel we should, at the very least, clarify the rules around character assassination. Yes, I know you think all shills should be character assassinated, but maybe I don’t agree with every assessment you make of who’s a shill. We need a way to be objective about things like that to protect against reputation hackers, which is the left’s entire strategy. People who think they don’t need to be controlled by others are the most easily influenced.
Oh, and anyone who starts talking about the 3 classes medieval system will be shot. I will track down and murder anyone who uses the word “hylic” on this blog unironically. If you even quietly think humans naturally organize themselves into hierarchies where the most truthful people have the highest status I’ll burn you at the stake, revive you, and burn you at the stake again. I’m talking about structuring an effective IRL business here with real people who aren’t platonic archetypes, not TEDX D&D 2040 world-building (DOWN WITH THE CATHEDRAL EAGLES OVER WASHINGTON). If you can’t imagine the people in your perfect system consistently failing to live up to your lowest expectations, organizational psychology probably isn’t the field for you.