Thursday, February 19, 2015

The World of Bureaucracy

I’m always amazed at the lack of common sense that can be perpetuated in bureaucracies and businesses. I happened to hear a story told by a speaker on television that really illustrated the point.

A delivery company had been experiencing a high incidence of thefts. A clever manager decided that it would be worthwhile to have a second person ride shotgun in the delivery trucks. This policy was instigated, and the thefts dropped to nearly zero.

Everything was fine until a financial type got into the act. This bureaucrat questioned why money was being paid for a second person to be in the truck when there was practically no theft.


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