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Strategies for a discontinuous future.





Consulting & advisory, research notes, in the press, about bubblegen,
next wednesdays.





Thursday, October 09, 2003
 


This is not a source of advantage, part 676:

"Even planned modifications for financial systems are affected. Prior to Sarbanes-Oxley, one of Travatello's programmers could change a system with one approval. That programmer could make the change, test it and hand off to a second person to make it live. Blue Rhino now requires three approvals and a new worker to handle each step of the change.

In the past you were trusted to do your job," he says. "Now it's about multiple approval codes."

Ummm. Turning your firm into a machine bureaucracy is generally not a great thing to do - especially when the dominant forces in the economy require radical innovation to become a way of life.

If you work at a firm like this, leave. It's gonna get killed soon anyways - probably by folks from China and India, who can do machine bureaucracy much better for less money.

-- umair // 3:53 PM //


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