Computers get bogged-down over time as programs take more and more memory.
Similarly, organization structures and processes get bogged-down by the ongoing addition of policies, procedures, and rules. Almost always these new rules are designed to make work easier for one group, but the result of all departments adding rules is an overall slow-down.
It’s a good idea to periodically put every meeting, report, and staff process on trial for their lives. Do they add value? Is the benefit greater than the cost?
This doesn’t have to be done all at once. For example, take the usual reports distributed every month and ask the people receiving them if they get any value from them. Then stop doing any that don’t add value.
Clear-out your old files and optimize your operating system.
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