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"My God, J.B., what do I tell the staff?"
'Where would we be without the right documentation?'
"How about that! We're both carrying the same de-luxe executive personal-management portfolio."
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"Ed, could you make 50 copies of this, collate it, staple it, bring it to my office and place it in the recycling bin?"
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'This is the questionnaire we need everyone to fill out about their views on excessive bureaucracy.'
'We've got the statistical analysis back...93% of the people who returned the survey thought it was 100% waste of time.'
In/Out/Saved for Indefinite Period of Time Boxes
Bureaucrats cooking up a new policy soup...
'Remember not to shirk the paperwork.'
"He's not from our department - we're hoping he'll float away."
Ticking the right boxes.
'Until they come up with a computer that can shuffle papers and make paper clip chains, my job is safe.'
'Worthwhile ideas generated in long meetings.'
'He's the most important man here - He writes the compliance procedures for the DEPARTMENT of Compliance!'
"I found another piece of paper for your bulletin board."
'Of course there are more bureaucrats than field workers! It's more fun to create regulation, than to actually enforce it!'
'The key to my job security is nobody knows I'm actually working here.'
'Those are the family I'd have if I believed in a Work/Life balance.'
'Ok, I'm in a paperwork mood. Let 'er rip.'
'I came in early to get a jump on the day, but it jumped me first.'
"People are ALWAYS moaning about excessive paperwork."
"As a matter of fact, boss, I'm blowing right through that pile of papers as we speak."
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"The evidence suggests that overly bureaucratic management is a major cause of staff stress..."
Bureaucracy gone mad!
"By the time we'd lobbied the government, got planning permission, raised capital, put the job out to tender and built it we didn't need it any more!"