Sunday, October 30, 2005

Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof they were busy” - Charles Peters

4 comments:

omm said...

Absolutely. Very good!

Trevor Gay said...

The 'process' becomes more important than the 'outcome' when this happens and I saw a lot of this in my health service management career.

Sadly many people spent their entire careers writing stuff that no one ever reads - what a 'downer' that is!

omm said...

It could be the case that some never-read writtings result in being useful to the person in question. Apart from this we know that with beaurocracy this is not the case...

I've got another for you:

"Many people talk while sleeping but it is priviledge of conference' speakers to talk while others are sleeping" :-)

Trevor Gay said...

I like it - I have been to those conferences too :-)