"A camel is a horse designed by a committee"

"A camel is a horse designed by a committee"

The way people tend to twist the idea of self-organization & bottom-up team empowerment is both scary & fascinating in the same time. But the amusing part fades away quite quickly when you realize all the inefficiency & impotency that happen as a side effect. One of the most common (& most fatal ...) anti-patterns is known as design by committee. I guess everyone has seen that at least once - it's an evil twin of "power to the people" approach, that usually happens when: people can freely select what they want to do & it's unclear who can…

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