Bureaucracy

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Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...ng by not doing and managing by not managing. And instead you look into the traditional work ethic as it is in the West which has created the western bureaucracy, which is very much a structure of control. There is a radical difference. And another difference — I think it’s really important to spot — is the p...more
...that. **What do you think Simone? S Cicero: Well, I think technology at Haier is being used to destroy the organisation not to not really to destroy bureaucracy only. I think Haier has been already accepting the idea that again, it’s a no bullshit culture — so they are really destroying the bureaucracy. They...more
...stroy bureaucracy only. I think Haier has been already accepting the idea that again, it’s a no bullshit culture — so they are really destroying the bureaucracy. They’re really on track to take bureaucracy out of the picture. To take out bullshit, pointless micromanagement. So, when you speak with Zhang Ruim...more
...en already accepting the idea that again, it’s a no bullshit culture — so they are really destroying the bureaucracy. They’re really on track to take bureaucracy out of the picture. To take out bullshit, pointless micromanagement. So, when you speak with Zhang Ruimin, he will tell you maybe companies or organ...more
...of organisations that the people who really thrive are people who are either young and don’t have much experience of a traditional kind of management bureaucracy, or they’ve come from some other context, which is so different that they’re not kind of porting over any of those learned habits. But for those who ...more
...y become fascinated by the idea of actually doing that. Better to have one or two people in a micro-enterprise than have one or two people in a small bureaucracy. So we’ve been in conversations with three or four different groups about starting from the beginning and saying, “Look I have an organisation, we ha...more
...id of bureaucracies, to get rid of all this bullshit work, as David Graeber, the British anthropologist wrote. And also it’s really about taking over bureaucracy in a serious way, not just about speaking about removing bureaucracy. But it’s also about acknowledging that bureaucracy -needs to be eliminated in a...more
...raeber, the British anthropologist wrote. And also it’s really about taking over bureaucracy in a serious way, not just about speaking about removing bureaucracy. But it’s also about acknowledging that bureaucracy -needs to be eliminated in an age of an increase in technology, zero transaction costs. You know,...more
...t’s really about taking over bureaucracy in a serious way, not just about speaking about removing bureaucracy. But it’s also about acknowledging that bureaucracy -needs to be eliminated in an age of an increase in technology, zero transaction costs. You know, it’s no more the industrial age — we are beyond tha...more

Aaron Dignan on being complexity conscious and people positive

... Aaron Dignan: I think the core concept is really just that the way we work is fairly broken for both us as individuals and us collectively. And that bureaucracy has become something that's a little bit out of control, and really quite dehumanising, and quite immobilising. And it doesn't have to be that way. T...more
...t what we ended up doing is just going and looking at, and talking to all these organisations that do work differently, that have sort of given up on bureaucracy, and tried alternative approaches - and just ask them, what's different about them and how they work. And when they tell us the answers, the practice...more
... a computer. Don't put a $15,000 security system in place and make everybody badge in and badge out and lock the computers to the desks. The cost and bureaucracy will be far greater than the cost savings that you incur. And there's an example in the book from Favi, in France, where the CEO came in to find tha...more
...nvites more practice and better practice. And I think we see this happening even in our own company. I mean, you start with a bar where there is bad bureaucracy, and work in an environment that's filled with misogyny and bullshit. But then, even when you elevate to a completely different level, the new consci...more
...opping. So instead of starting by adding some new practice or some newfangled policy, or some new people or whatever, what can you take away? Most of bureaucracy is actually things that are in the way, structures, roles, rules that are in the way. There are things that are holding you back that you could get ...more

Pasteur Byabeza on transitioning to self-management at Davis College

...culum were the norm. So decision making and access to information were a privilege of only a handful of individuals at the top. So there was too much bureaucracy which resulted in disempowerment, lack of trust and frustration. So people at the bottom seemed to only work for a paycheck. There was no job satisfa...more
...ry employee. There's more transparency, more accountability, more freedom to think differently. Things are rapidly processed because there is no more bureaucracy. Anyone can make important decisions - youcan launch new initiatives, you can hold colleagues accountable, you can even help resolve conflicts. Every...more

Nand Kishore Chaudhary from Jaipur Rugs on love, collective consciousness and self-management

...ays that out of three big companies in the world, two companies will be closed down or will be merged with other companies. So the research says that bureaucracy is the biggest problem and the only companies that will survive are those who will go towards self-management. So this is proved by the research....more

Lisa Gill and Mark Eddleston celebrate 50 episodes of Leadermorphosis

... doing things works - this industrial paradigm, like you said: the engagement stats, productivity stats, you know. Gary Hamel talks about the cost of bureaucracy; it's not working anyway, so it's like, what have you got to lose? It's worth trying something, isn't it? Do a pilot, experiment with something. I th...more

Amy Edmondson on psychological safety and the future of work

...LG: Exactly. I think Gary Hamel is really good at highlighting the cost of bureaucracy and if someone brought out the tried and tested model of pyramidal, hierarchical organisations today, with all the data of how costly and slow, peopl...more

Margaret Wheatley on leadership and Warriors for the Human Spirit

...DNA, hierarchy is in our DNA. Not necessarily the people's DNA, but the the progress of a civilization always leads to increased hierarchy, increased bureaucracy, and then power going more and more into fewer and fewer hands. And then periods of destruction follow that. And fundamentalists arise. And fundament...more