Executive Strategist, Innovation at Dell Services

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What would your organization look like and how would it operate if you had no recourse to a legal system? For one, it would mean no enforceable contracts with customers, suppliers or even employees. More
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Keep in mind this was meant to be a little tongue in cheek - there is truth in humor. More
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Anytime a problem needs to be solved More
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Bureaucracy is not a bad thing. As Gary Hamel points out in his blog on Fortune, “bureaucracy... More
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Graham - thank you for the references also More
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Isn't the question not how to get rid of bureaucracy, but where and when is it appropriate. In many ways it has become the hammer to which everything looks like a nail. It does drive efficiency (thoug... More
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When I engage with IT departments I hear security, control, and responsiveness (change control) as the reason to not move "off premise" - what I seldom hear are the real reasons, since each one of tho... More
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I think the questions have to center around what decisions in what context. I keep coming around to the issue of command and control is good (not sure about best) when you are looking at scale, effic... More
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Edouard - thanks for the references More
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Chris - I agree with all you said. I had another thought - is some ways the issue is the same as the dynamics between a formal business (or worse government meeting) and social media. Dr. Klein at MIT... More
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I have always suspected that one of the root causes (there are many) of bureaucratic behavior in public enterprises is the fear of the big mistake. There is not a lot (if any) real reward for success;... More
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The Tooth to Tail Ratio is a military term that refers to the amount of military personnel ("tail") it takes to supply and support each combat soldier ("tooth"). While both "tooth" and "tail" soldiers... More
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Is it "used to it" or is it "assume it". Seems like every enterprise I am asked to participate in immediately jumps to - need a plan, need roles and responsibilities, who is going to do what, when, wh... More
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I wonder if clarifying roles and responsibilities is also part of the problem. Non-bureaucratic enterprises (projects, programs, games, etc.) seem to demonstrate emergent roles and responsibilities ra... More
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It is everywhere in large organizations - it arises out of a need to standardize, reduce variance, consolidate information, coordinate action and in those roles generates benefit and value. But is it ... More
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In The Busting Bureaucracy Hackathon, we’ve established that the reign of bureaucracy has run its course. Org charts, memos, forms, legal agreements—all of the mainstays of bureaucracy are increasingly irrelevant and a hindrance in the new global economy....

By Jim Stikeleather on August 7, 2014
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What would your organization look like and how would it operate if you had no recourse to a legal system? For one, it would mean no enforceable contracts with customers, suppliers or even employees.

By Jim Stikeleather on April 16, 2014
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Bureaucracy is not a bad thing. As Gary Hamel points out in his blog on Fortune, “bureaucracy was a major advance in solving the problem of efficiency at scale.

By Jim Stikeleather on March 25, 2014
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It is everywhere in large organizations - it arises out of a need to standardize, reduce variance, consolidate information, coordinate action and in those roles generates benefit and value. But is it really necessary?

By Jim Stikeleather on March 12, 2014
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Everywhere - it is a natural result of a drive to efficiency, attempts to reduce risks.

By Jim Stikeleather on March 12, 2014