Friday, February 27, 2009

Congratulations !

If you want to make sure something will never happen, give it to a committee.

If you want to be even more sure, do not put anybody in charge.

To further improve your chances, spread the members over several sites.

Preferably several countries.

Even better; over time zones with little or no overlap.

Mixing wide variations in hierarchical level will ensure that even if anybody understands the problem, he will be inhibited or over-ruled.

Encourage communication by Voice Mail.

If there should be any sign of agreement, introduce some new member who needs to go over the whole thing again.

Throwing in a new computer system occasionally can buy you a lot of time.

As a last resort, try budgetary restrictions.


Congratulations, you have just invented General Motors!



…or probably any one of many multinationals, I just happened to have that one handy in a moment of frustration!

Parting thot: "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." – Peter Drucker

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