Default to Bureaucracy

From Farnam Street’s Weekly Newsletter (2024-01-21):

Left unchecked organizations default to bureaucracy. People default to distraction.

It doesn’t take long for 3 priorities to become 10. It doesn’t take long for 2 people in a meeting to become 8. It doesn’t take long to move from people making decisions to committees.

The most productive organizations and people spend a lot of energy fighting what feels good in pursuit of what gets results.

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