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Organization 21C: Someday All Organizations Will Lead This Way by Subir Chowdhury

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Why Doesn't the System Change?

The most obvious reason why the system doesn't change is that it protects and benefits the very people who hold the power to fix it. Fixed, it would hold bosses accountable for the success of subordinates and deprive them of opportunities to pass blame downward when an individual or unit within their jurisdiction fails to produce promised results. Fixed, bosses would have more incentive to help subordinates succeed, which, in many instances, they see detracting from and diluting their energy for highly visible, more immediately gratifying functions such as problem solving, networking, marketing, and strategizing—all functions where positive results are apparent and lack of results are easy to hide.

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