Bureaucratic Creep

When an organization first matures, it is likely to be an effective and efficient operation. Its goals, design, rules, methods, tools, and personnel have been well selected and developed. The organization chugs along doing a very good job.

Over time the organization is very likely to start to degenerate. Here are some of the reasons.

From the above it should be clear that changes occur in little bits over a long time. Nobody really notices the totality of the changes, nor understands their real effects. Cause and effect relationships can be poorly understood, or not seen at all.

Bureaucratic creep occurs because of these thinking errors:

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