The Busting Bureaucracy Hackathon

Phase 3: Ideas for Busting Bureaucracy (Part 1)

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Ideas for Busting Bureaucracy (Part 1)

In the current phase of the hackathon, we’re asking you to generate an initial set of management hacks—radical yet practical ideas that, through the help of technology, can bust bureaucracy.

To help guide your “hacking,” below are 8 categories describing different attributes of the post-bureaucratic organization, developed by the hackathon community during phase 2.  Please select one or more of these hacking zones and then share a specific idea relevant to your chosen category that could help our organizations bust bureaucracy. We'll be developing the best ideas from each bucket more fully in subsequent phases.  We'll be developing the best ideas from each bucket more fully in subsequent phases.

Click one of the eight categories below to add your idea

 

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sean-schofield's picture

Outside of legal compliance, let us assume that rules, process, procedure, etc. are created for the sole and exclusive purpose of adding, preserving, or avoiding the diminution of value. However, if what is valued or deemed valuable changes, then they probably no longer useful. It's like milk. When it's expired,...

By Sean Schofield on July 17, 2014
sean-schofield's picture

Instead of perfecting a product or service that meets all the internal demands (the good and the bad), put your best customers on development teams.

By Sean Schofield on July 17, 2014
prashant-desai's picture

As many of you are aware that traditional bureaucracy operates as "permission to act". Employees are conditioned by management to always seek permission/approval before they act. In order words, there is implied negative consent and positive consent has to be explicitly sought.
One of the approach to bust this...

By Prashant Desai on July 14, 2014
kaushal-chari's picture

I believe bureaucracy can be busted using a technology-mediated organization structure that is decentralized. Each role in an organization is given a set of resources to provide services. These services are publicized to an intelligent job scheduler. Associated with each instance of a role, real time performance metrics as well...

By Kaushal Chari on July 13, 2014
colin-loney's picture

Directly boost autonomy by shifting towards longer-term planning windows. Immediate, yet relatively unimportant goals (e.g. quarterly vs. year-over year targets), can drive employee action in an unproductive, and constraining manner. Dell has done a good job of this by shifting back to a private model, out of the light of...

By Colin Loney on July 11, 2014
agustin-jimenez's picture

A responsibility-based organization is where collaborators (employees) can choose in a flexible and voluntary way the responsibilities they want to assume, based on their own competences, capabilities and tastes. When flexibility is the norm, job titles and hierarchies become irrelevant. Under this model, working time, working load, remuneration, leadership and...

By Agustin Jimenez on July 9, 2014
naser-muja's picture

Navigating from A to B can be a tedious affair. High traffic volumes often lead to bottlenecks and accidents that adversely impact the efficiency of transportation systems; causing delays, increased fuel expenditures, pollution, and mental stress. Consulting traffic reports and GPS maps generally offers few alternatives that bypass clogged arteries...

By Naser Muja on July 7, 2014
jimmy-van-de-putte's picture

When I see the categories defined as the needed ‘post-bureaucratic hacks’ , I can’t help to see it’s all about people and how people interact together, or better hacking the flaws in that context and about reaching goals, or better not reaching them as efficient or effective as we should.
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jimmy-van-de-putte's picture

When I see the categories defined as the needed ‘post-bureaucratic hacks’ , I can’t help to see it’s all about people and how people interact together, or better hacking the flaws in that context and about reaching goals, or better not reaching them as efficient or effective as we should.
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miguel-veloso's picture

After developing a deep and shared model of the organization’s dynamics [http://www.mixhackathon.org/hackathon/contribution/develop-deep-shared-k..., management is all but necessary.

People are taught and couched into self-management traits, and software tools are used facilitate the generation of customized personal metrics.

Everyone has some public and some private metrics that she/he can make...

By Miguel Veloso on July 6, 2014

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