Let's be honest: No matter where you are in an organizational structure, at some point one or more of these theories has crossed your mind. C'mon, you know it's true.
Over 25 years, having spent a grand total of 9 months working in a major corporation, these are the theories that I was reminded of:
Given a fixed amount of resources, no two projects can occupy the same space/time continuum and be successfully delivered on time.Personnel shortages, constantly changing objectives, scope creep and lack of focus contribute to this one. Those with the ideas need to be talking with those who execute. I think that's how Chrysler turned it around at one point.
The best work is done is spite of management.An individual's personal desire to excel and succeed will outlast the policies and procedures that often are in place, and that seem to hinder progress and improvement.
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