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Select any two of Jeffrey Pfeffer's 16 rules for explaining why organizations aren't getting things done and describe situations where you have experienced difficulty accomplishing work as a result of this rule.

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1. Why can't we get anything done?

Select any two of Jeffrey Pfeffer's 16 rules for explaining why organizations aren't getting things done and describe situations where you have experienced difficulty accomplishing work as a result of this rule.
Why Can't We Get Anything Done?
Rule #4 - Doing means learning. Learning means mistakes.
A prior company that I worked for wanted a project plan created for converting 175 PCs from the old Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system to the Windows XP. Many settings need to be changed and with the supervisor's restrictive security for the network, it meant we would have to touch each system in order to upgrade them. When meeting with the team to brainstorm how we could do this and the easiest way to implement it, we came up with doing the systems a department at a time. We could take 10 of the new PCs that were just ordered and had been received, and install the Windows XP then ghost their systems over. Once the new computer had what they needed, we would allow them to test the systems for 3 days. If all tested well, we would wipe the old systems and ghost them back to their original system. Afterwards, we would take the 10 PCs and do the same thing. The reasoning for this process was because there were many third party programs ...

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Management for businesses are examined. The rules for explaining why organizations aren't getting things done.

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