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Bureaucracy explained

Readers who want to dig deeper into the philosophy and history of the bureaucratic compulsion to command and control others can learn more here.  Click on the image below to download von Mises’ book explaining bureaucracy: The book predates the … Continue reading

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14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink

Systemsthinkingforgirls advises the mathematically inclined: 14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink Purpose + autonomy + mastery =motivation Reports + managers = reports + managers Priority + priority + priority x themes/departments = sub-optimization Opinions + … Continue reading

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“Conceptualizing the bureaucratic quality and capacity of the EU”

I read 35 pages to learn this? “The results suggest there is a great deal of interaction between public and private elites in EU policymaking.” You don’t say? A better read:

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We’re already working rather hard!

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Why don’t nurses care?

John Seddon asks, Why don’t nurses care? We have seen many news reports over the last few weeks of nurses failing to care for patients. Most commentators blamed the people. It reminds me of the then minister of adult social … Continue reading

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I’m not the only one that thinks this

Kenny and Davies have described a broader manifestation of this obsessive, verificationist pattern of thinking that is endemic in UK public services. “The syndrome is called probophilia. Its key performance indicator is mis-measurement done to assuage the system’s pathological need … Continue reading

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It’s mad, you know

Obsession simplifies the complexities of life and can create an impression of control.  Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.  … Continue reading

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An uninvestigated pandemic

Why are accreditation bodies treated with less suspicion than pharmaceutical companies?  Laboratory accreditation is promoted as source of confidence and quality by accreditation organisations.  These exist in an international quality cartel which prevents the price competition between members that normally destroys … Continue reading

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