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A Few Pressing Factors


I’d like to excerpt a comment submitted by a reader “C.P.” and invite other readers — as well as our resident guru John Pourdehnad — to comment on his/her insight. C.P. writes:

“Bureaucracy is the common denominator between the intrinsic “lust” for power and those that seek refuge from its umbrella effect of pro-limitation. […] Negotiating a bureaucratic system comes down to a few pressing factors:

1. Comprehension: of your work/system of work (cannot negotiate or work within the confines of a bureaucracy without knowing what you are responsible to-do).

2. Identification: knowing who and why the underlying factors of “the/a” bureaucracy exists and who the primary suspects are that construct the strain on inquiry/productivity.

3. Confirmation: once confirmed, you must begin the process of evaluating your “profit & loss” within the situation/s. Choice becomes the optimal tool for negotiating a bureaucratic system and must be analyzed by the incumbent” to define the chances for growth and non-growth as they pertain to negotiating the confines of a bureaucracy.

These are just a few of the initial steps to defining the larger characteristics of bureaucracy. Ultimately the answers to solving the non-productiveness of bureaucratic systems (is an individual process).

But, if the properties of the bottom line begin to represent a pride in new ideas and innovation (bureaucracy will slowly become irrelevant to all public, private and social indexes).”

So what do you think? Is C.P. on to something?


Steve Ballmer, Power Forward
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