Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Best “Bureaucracy” Quotes of “Digital Master” Aug. 2019

 Bureaucracy causes stagnation. Organizations, like individuals, need to be in flow to operate smoothly.

"Digital Master” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management. It also instructs the digital workforce on how to shape a game-changing digital mindset and build the right set of digital capabilities to compete for the future. Here is a set of “bureaucracy” quotes in “Digital Master."

1 Generally speaking, bureaucracy is a system based on a hierarchy of authority and division of workforce functioning in a routine manner.

2 Bureaucracy is correlated with a mechanistic view of the organization and reductionistic management discipline. It is criticized by the lack of system perspective, with characteristics such as inflexibility, inefficiency, silo, stagnation, unresponsiveness, or lack of creativity, etc

3 Bureaucratic thinking generates negative energy: It is about fear of failure; fear to get out of old habits (a known style of doing things), fear to lose the status quo.

4 Bureaucratic thinking divides “thinking” and “working.” Debureaucratization is a management practice and starts at the mindset level.

5 Bureaucracy causes stagnation. Organizations, like individuals, need to be in flow to operate smoothly.

6 An organization achieves the state of digital equilibrium through its management layers. Delayering becomes a lens through which it is possible to examine and fix many other issues including bureaucracy.

7 In today's volatile economy, nothing impedes progress more than protective silos which are simply a form of bureaucratic management hierarchy designed to preserve the status quo.

8 Bureaucracy = Process Inefficiency. No Bureaucracy ≠ No Rules. From a management perspective, it’s all about the balance of avoiding any excess in setting the 'rules,' but remain the necessary control.

9 The digital organization is a hyper-connected and interdependent business system, breaking down silos and bureaucracy involves tapping the organization’s ecosystem for the collective perspectives/insights of those who make up and know intimately their parts of the system.


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