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How to Eliminate Red Tape in an Organization

Jennifer Bridges
Publication date:
October 28, 2019
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How to Eliminate Red Tape in an Organization

Red tape is a term used to describe the slow and convoluted process of business administration. It is often used to complain about regulations or processes, but there are ways to reduce the number of sign-offs when possible by establishing metrics, thresholds and using tools. There is good and bad red tape, with good red tape providing checks and balances and good red tape offering checks and balances. Red tape can lead to better working products and services, compliance and reduced risks, but it can also lead to missed opportunities, a loss of team interest and frustration. To create better red tape, the goal is to remove the cons and add to the pros.

Red tape is a bureaucratic process that bogs organizations down and can lead to missed opportunities, lost interest, and frustration. To eliminate it, organizations should assess the pros and cons of red tape and delegate and empower their team to take on more responsibilities. There are ways to cut the red tape, such as removing everything that doesn't add value, having metrics and thresholds, and implementing tools to become more efficient.


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Jennifer Bridges
How to Eliminate Red Tape in an Organization
October 28, 2019
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