Dennis I. Barrett programming • math • data

Your Org Probably Doesn't Want to Improve Things

💡 This is a Data Dispatch post.

I came across this article yesterday (it hit the front page of Hacker News):

It discusses dysfunction at companies, particularly large firms, and the wasteful, misdirected initiatives in organisations (the primary example being orgs attempting to become data driven – how I love that term🥲).

Being in consulting, I’ve worked with a number of large companies, and the article is spot-on in its description of such orgs. Worryingly, I can start to see the same effects at my own firm, which raises the question of whether this is simple a consequence of (profit-driven, business) orgs growing larger and more complex.