Bureaucrap: The Leading Killer of Innovation

By |2015-08-04T09:16:53-04:00January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The surest sign that innovation is getting poo-pooed in an organization is when you see piles of BUREAUCRAP all over the office. It gunks up the works, it makes people hate their environment, and it STINKS! What is Bureaucrap? bu·reau·crap ˈbyo͝orəˌkrap/   noun Friction-causing, energy-sapping excrement from people who like to poo-poo other people's ideas and who put artificial and nonsensical barriers in place that undermine productivity and innovation. A sticky substance that prevents real people from doing good work. A residue from incompetent people trying to justify their existence.   Bureaucrap is often commensurate in scope to, or exponentially larger than the size of an organization, and poses as "protective measures" to prevent bad stuff from happening. What really happens is that it prevents good stuff from happening while allowing incompetence and polyticks (lots of blood-sucking parasites) to exist in the organization. How to Remove Bureaucrap   You may need a Tychem® BR Level B Fully Encapsulating Suit, like the one shown above, for excessive amounts of bureaucrap. Caution: Bureaucrap is difficult to remove. You must follow these directions carefully: Clear the air. Explain that you believe bureaucrap to exist and that you want it removed. Identify the bureaucrap. Look for inefficiency. Look for disengaged employees. Look for poor performance and productivity. Look for lots of paper or extensive approval systems. Look for people who have risen to their level of incompetence (Peter Principle) Enlist help from your employees to root it out. Describe what bureaucrap is and how to find it. Offer rewards for the biggest pile of bureaucrap discovered. This can be fun or serious. Address it head-on. No mamby-pamby solutions will work. Create an award for bureaucrap. Speak to those in charge of creating, promoting, or maintaining bureaucrap. [...]