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Organizational hardening of the arteries
Posted By: Larry " Iron" Smith In Response To: Re:Two things.. (Jason Burnell)
Date: Monday, 5 December 2005, at 8:32 p.m.
In Response To: Re:Two things.. (Jason Burnell)
I had a sociology professor who said that many organizations die as they get older from a form of "Organizational Hardening of the Arteries." Too many rules and regulations accumulate over the years that communication and decision making slows down and can come to a dead stop. Too many "ifs", "ands", "maybes", "under this condition", "under that condition", etc The original purpose of of the organizations gets lost under all the chicken #####. The fun is lost and everyone goes around afraid that they may break this rule or another and get their heads cut off. Good people start bailing out and leave the bureaucrats and nit pickers. Bureaucrats tend to make decisions that protect them selves and the consumer/stakeholders's interests become secondly. Of course a healthy organization need good clear rules but too many can kill. (Remember the principle of K.I.S.S.) How much this description reflects what is happening in the USAPL/IPF, I'll let others who are more closer to the action decide.
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