What a waste!
In large organizations most of the money paid for projects goes to overcome organizational friction (or bureaucracy). I have seen organizations where as little as 20 percent of the money goes to actually do real work. Seth Godin writes that it is an art and skill to work in an environment like that. In his experience 40 percent of the fee is for the work and 60 percent to lubricate the system. It is a huge waste and waste is not an art or skill. I wonder if there is a way to reduce the waste of organizationa fiction.