Organizations must grow to survive, but unchecked bureaucratic growth can ruin an organization. I offer ways to battle this bloating at the micro and macro levels.
A culture that reinforces correction of defects can be a value proposition as well as a continuous improvement device.
One of the challenges of managing engineers is making sure they are directing their energy on the most critical issues.
This parable is about how a non-core function can be an example of unchecked bureaucracy growth.
An anecdote illustrating the benefit of making one’s pie bigger rather than protecting one’s control.
An anecdote illustrating how giving up a small amount of equity early on can lead to significant long-term growth.
Managing a college campus work project illustrates the need to develop communication plans to create the proper expectations and perception.
An anecdote illustrating that solving an organizational problem does not necessarily translate into the perception that the problem is solved.
An example from aviation history that illustrates the benefit of trying a new strategy to break through and achieve an enhanced performance.
A recap of a NASA training management class explores using synergistic decision making and consensus.