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July 29, 2006

Twenty Mistakes Organizations Make

  • Add another level of hierarchy because people aren’t doing what you want them to do. (More watchers get results!)
  • Appraise and bonus the performance of individuals and complain that you cannot get your staff working as a team.
  • Add inspectors and multiple audits because you don’t trust people’s work to meet standards.
  • Fail to create standards and give people clear expectations so they know what they are supposed to do, and wonder why they fail.
  • Create hierarchical, permission steps and other roadblocks that teach people quickly their ideas are subject to veto and wonder why no one has any suggestions for improvement. (Make people beg for money!)

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