In my earlier post, referring to the work of Dr. Ichak Adizes, I talked about his theory of lifecycles of business. He spends a great deal of time discussing pre-bureaucracy, bureaucracy, aristrocracy and death of a company. What is fascinating about this discussion is that the ENERGY necessary to move an organization from any of these pre-death states, is astounding. In essence, an entire organizational restructuring is necessary in order to effect a rebalance of the basic “form” of the organization.
There is no debate that government is bureaucratic by nature. However, Dr. Adizes theories are sound. I wonder what would happen if the government were reorganized to provoke it into the “prime” state of the lifecycle. Would the surplus that is being allocated to other government spending be reallocated back to the general Social Security fund? Are enough people even discussing that issue?
And, then I have to ask myself…how badly is the medicare issue being ignored? I see lots of talk about the size of the issue (a crisis sixfold more dire than Social Security), but no clear sense of any plan or action. At least very little that is being communicated to the taxpayer.
The power and authority is lying with the bureaucrats, not the entrepreneurs. There cannot be change when the balance of power is sitting in the wrong camp. Bureaucracy is hampering quality of life for the Boomers as we roar our way into the 50’s and 60’s. How do we get government into a state of “Prime”? How can we possibly move the machine?
Coming in the next few days…I’ll be posting a link to an intriguing paper, by highly regarded Mathematics Professor at UCLA, Professor Mark Burgin. He posits a theory of aging that links closely with the Gen Plus vision. Stay tuned.