By our estimates, an excess of bureaucracy costs the U.S. economy more than $3 trillion in lost economic output; a figure that rises to nearly $9 trillion when you include all of the 32 countries in the OECD.
The first step in dismantling bureaucracy is to expose your organization’s Bureaucracy Mass Index, or BMI. How pervasive is bureaucracy within your organization? How much time and energy does it suck up? To what extent is it undermining resilience and innovation? Which bureaucratic processes are more trouble than they’re worth? To get an initial read, fill out the assessment below.