It’s natural to design comprehensive and systematic solutions to manage processes, equipment, aims, and so on. They reassure us, as they make us feel as though we’re limiting risks, preventing deviations and can easily settle accounts. The problem arises when these structures aren’t tailored to the purpose for which they’ve been created and so become tedious solutions that consume our time and commitment and require more effort than the original aim. Something similar happens with organisational structures. These often start out agile but, due to their design and the established frameworks and rules, limit their own development.
So, let’s not create things that can be devoured by their own structure.