Work is constrained by rules, written and unwritten.
Those rules were created on the basis of assumptions, mostly about other people.
Those rules show up in the processes of budgeting, performance management, strategic planning, project management, service delivery, decision-making approval, scheduling meetings, hiring, firing, training, thinking, and everything else.
And at most organizations including yours, those rules haven't been revisited in more than a hundred years. A hundred years.The rules were made for how work was in 1920.
What makes work suck*, at times or always, are the rules we (still) use to organize, manage, and do the work now.
So to make work not suck we need to change the rules.
*A technical term for the lack of progress that's causing your frustration, wherever you find yourself in the hierarchy
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