Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bureaucracy's Management Tax

Writing in Fortune, Gary Hamel on why bureaucracy must die. An excerpt:

Today, few organizations seem to be able to out-run change for more than a few years at a time. To build organizations that are adaptable at their core, we will need to rework every management process so it enables, rather than frustrates, breakthrough thinking and relentless experimentation. Innovation will need to become instinctual and intrinsic. The notion of the economically dependent, easily biddable "employee" will have to be ditched.


vanderleun said...

Well, that's easy for him to say. The fact remains that the vast majority of humanity working in organizations is not only more stupid that you think they are, they are more stupid than they think they are.

Michael Wade said...

Streamlining decision making is one thing, but the bureaucratic mindset is the real problem.