Dale S. Brown
My observation is that organizations tend to complicate things- that there are a number of tendencies that make getting work done together very difficult.
I don't agree with you that this is unique to the government bureacracy. I find the private sector is equally complicated- it just doesn't have the transparency required by the government. For example, Have you tried to read one of the contracts put out by the private sector that you are agreeing to when you check "agree" to terms and conditions on your software?
Or had a long talk with someone who is middle managent in a large corporation who is trying to get something done?
So I am wondering whether anyone has any evidence that the tendency to complexify is worse in the goverment than in the private sector (when comparing organizations of the same size)