Jan Bosch – Why Large Companies Change Slowly

There are at least three ways in which companies build up this straitjacket for their employees […]

The second pattern is a tendency towards irrational responses to issues. Some problem surfaces somewhere in the company and the response is to put new rules and constraints in place to ensure that the problem can never reappear. In many situations, the new rules and constraints are a cure that is much worse than the ailment. In the worst situation, the cure will not even fix the problem, but just put additional bureaucracy on individuals and teams.