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“Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.” — Anon
“Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” — Laurence J. Peter/p>
“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.” — Dean Acheson
“A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.” — Fred Allen
You probably feel constant pressure to organize. Drawing the organizational chart and moving the boxes around are often the first tasks of a new leader. Be warned that this is the least effective mode of change. Bureaucracy is an attempt to put order into chaos, but the order gets stuck in its own self-importance. To mend its ineffectiveness, leaders mistakenly add more steps and complexity. Consider instead: clarifying the aim, the mission, the end result, the principles, and allowing your systems to self-organize. Group around a task and disband when done.
Key Associates can help you revision your organization via Search Conference.
Business e-coach with 25 lessons from Jack Welch.
Term papers and essays on bureaucracy: Bureaucracy Essay outline
Max Weber’s classic essay on bureaucracy: Characteristics of Bureaucracy
The CEO Refresher. How to identify bureaucracy and five methodologies to revision it: The CEO Refresher.
How people view and are viewed in a bureaucracy: Theatrics of Leadership.
Pitfalls, misconceptions, alternatives to bureaucracy: Bureaucracy.
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