“The Rules of Bureaucracy”
1. Preserve thyself.
2. It is easier to fix the blame than to fix the problem.
3. A penny saved is an oversight.
4. Information deteriorates upward.
5. The first 90% of the task takes 90% of the time; the last 10% takes the other 90%.
6. Experience is what you get just after you need it.
7. For any given large, complex, hard to understand, expensive problem, there exists at least one short, simple, easy, cheap wrong answer.
8. Anything that can be changed will be, until time runs out.
9. To err is human; to shrug is service.
10. There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over.
11. To get the bureaucratic juices flowing, create a form.
12. Paperwork is the lubricant of bureaucracy – create another form.