As I executed one of my important job functions as a senior administrator - scrawling my name in ink on pieces of paper - #2 below came to mind. For completeness, I figured I needed three. Not terribly original I know, but it made me feel a little better...
The Three Laws of Bureaucracy
- An institution at rest tends to stay at rest.
- For every action, there's an equal and opposite pile of paper.
- The life of any initiative is inversely proportional to its impact.
Got any more?
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