Bureaucracy can show up in even the most entrepreneurial company. It’s when people get so fixated on inputs and process that they don’t value outputs and results. You see it when the discussion is about how many training sessions were conducted, instead of the actual impact of the training on improved performance. Or when the discussion is about the number of hits to a website instead of the amount of sales generated. Or when a management team spends more time discussing the planning process than in thinking creatively and strategically about where they want to take the organization.
How to Prevent Bureaucracy: You can inoculate your organization against bureaucracy by maintaining a vigilant focus on results and the immediate actions that lead to results.
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