…As government got bigger, and the revenue of government increased, it became necessary to build more elaborate procedures, structures, and controls, all run by new layers of professional managers. These bureaucracies operated like individual “stovepipes” – with information only flowing vertically and rarely between departments.
…Despite numerous attempts, very little has changed in the past half century.
…While industrial age government was based on monopoly of power, and structured around rigid hierarchies, today’s governments need to distribute power broadly and leverage innovation, knowledge, and value from the private sector and civil society.”
I see our support system for intellectual disabilities struggling across the US. I have found some inspiration reading this book. In many ways I feel we have a great opportunity right here in Colorado. This is our time. We can reshape our thinking.
Then again, what do I know?