Most of the hierarchy found in the traditional firm must be eliminated, and the walls between functional staffs must be destroyed. You can’t move fast, no matter how good the systems are, if turf fights among functions are the norm, and if even routine decisions must be processed through numerous layers of bureaucracy.
Tom Peters (via fadingcity)
Over some ribs and brisket the other days a friend of mine called this notion “management debt,” which seems right. The analogistic potential of “technical debt” is limitless!