Disclaimer: Some (over)sensitive readers may find this post offensive. Arrogant. Elitist. Oh well. Bozo effect (aka Bozo explosion) - gradual descent of (once unequivocally high) average employee's competence level (overall: skillwise, intellectual, attitude, etc.), usually due to lowered recruitment standards, departure of key people or general organisation culture degradation.
Let's start with a short quote from the book I'm reading at the moment (recommended, good stuff): "In good organizations, people can focus on their work and have confidence that if they get their work done, good things will happen for both the company and them personally. (...) In a poor