- To remove reserved parking spaces for board members.
- To spend $1,200,000 on a research study.
- To change the organization's slogan from "Making You Glad" to "Making You Happy."
[If you answered 1 and 3, you understand the psychology of committees. If your answer was 2, you are far too rational.]
All too painfully true. I've also heard this described as Parkinson's Law, or the color of the bikeshed problem, after the example of the time spent debating a nuclear reactor design versus the paint to use on a bike shed.
And if the bikeshed isn't on the agenda, some people will try to create one!
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