Beating The System: Using Creativity To Outsmart Bureaucracies
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When was the last time you dealt with a bureaucracythe phone company, an airline, a hospital, school, or government agencyand got what you wanted without weaving through a maze of infuriating hand-offs? Have you found these systems to be utterly indifferent to the inconvenience or hardship they cause?
Russell Ackoff and Sheldon Rovin say, Enough is enough! They have extensively studied organizational systemshow they function and malfunction, what drives them, and where their weaknesses are. Here they share both perversely entertaining anecdotes about the abuse of individuals by various bureaucracies and detail the creativeand deeply satisfyingapproaches these people used to get even. Best of all, they offer successful strategies and tactics you can use to pinpoint the weakness of any system and exploit it to your advantage.