Beating the System Using Creativity to Outsmart Bureaucracies
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Description: When was the last time anyone interacted with an organization, a business, a government agency, a school, or a hospital and got a direct and accurate answer to a question or received a desired service without having to weave through a maze of frustrating and infuriating hand-offs? How often do people attempt to speak to a human in these organizations, but the system wouldn't allow it? Beating the System is for anyone who has faced the bureaucratic blank wall. The authors explain how systems are designed, how they function (and, particularly, malfunction), where their weaknesses are, and the incentives that drive them - as well as how to be creative in beating a system. Entertaining and informative stories illustrate how each creative strategy is used, and the authors offer suggestions for how organizations themselves can avoid frustrating those they serve and employ.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|What You Need to Know to Beat Systems|
|Why Systems Need to Be Beaten: Necessity mothers inversion|
|Understanding Systems: Knowledge without understanding is a misguided missile|
|The Nature of Creativity: Those in boxes can't think out of them|
|System Beaters: Their Stories|
|Denying Assumptions: Say it isn't so|
|Turnabout Is Fair Play: Do unto the system as it would do unto you|
|Divide and Conquer: When the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing|
|Threaten the System: Squeeze, but sometimes please|
|Sidestep Constraints: Dazzle them with your footwork|
|When All Else Fails, Revolt: You have nothing to lose but your frustration|
|System Beating in a Nutshell and Making Systems Unbeatable|
|Rules of Thumb for System Beaters: The gist of it|
|Making Systems Unbeatable: An ounce of prevention...|
|Stories by System Category|
|An Invitation to System Beaters|
|About the Authors|