‘The big education for me is that civilisation is fragile and can be destroyed in a heartbeat' - Jeremy Brade, former peacekeeper in Sarajevo.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Quote of the Day and a Quiz

"It is common, especially in big companies, to have an organisation staffed by ostensibly experienced and qualified people who are well paid, but simply decline to do their jobs. Instead, they busy themselves with other activities, often under the direction of a manager who never properly understood what they should be doing in the first place. It’s what happens when an organisation’s processes become divorced from the goals they are supposed to achieve, and managers are rewarded solely for following the process regardless of outcomes."

- Tim Newman, 03.10.2018

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What field of work /organisation is under consideration here
- Where else the above comment might justifiably be applied



Paddington said...

It was no different in academia. Some personalities like process more than results, and those are the ones that rise to the top, except possibly in times of actual crisis.

Sackerson said...

I thought it would strike a chime with you. Also law (lawyers seem to assume the world will continue securely no matter what they do); and the EU.

That sergeant in "Zulu" who won't open the ammunition box without an officer's signature, when all the officers are dead...

iOpener said...

All very well to point out private sector idiocies, but it ignores the monstrously huge, mountainous, Googlocollassal elephant in the room: Government.