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For those in charge, reality is seen as a threat. They are thus determined to face it only as a last resort, when forced to do so. But why is reality a threat? No doubt because reality exposes each person 30 THE CUSTOMER’S VICTORY as he or she really is, revealing to the entire organization how weak the leaders actually are, how small their impact is in fact on the course of events, and, lastly, how heavily they rely on others to get by. Remember that organizations and especially bureaucracies are systems of inverted power.
This then is what organizations must confront as the twentieth century draws to a close. Let us see why. Notes 1. Mintzberg (1982). 2. See, for example the analysis presented in Hammer and Champy (1993), pp. 15–40; ‘Le taylorisme dépassé mais jamais remplacé’, in Francfort et al. (1995), pp. 49–98; Zariﬁan (1993); or the classic, Lawrence and Lorsch (1986). 3. See, for example, Nadler et al. (1992). 4. Roethlisberger and Dikson (1939). 5. Waterman et al. (1980). 6. Bergmann and Uwaminger (1997), p.
12 This is understandable. Ever since the nationalization of the French railroads in 1936, the entire ground transport system has been subject to detailed, ﬁnical regulation, covering or having covered virtually all aspects of operations, from the very ability to provide services (long-haul transport licences), to the ‘social’ conditions of the carrier business (how long drivers can be at the wheel, how long they must rest and so on), including pricing regulations (an obligatory transport pricing scale, or OTP, existed for a long time, setting for each potential shipment a price ceiling and ﬂoor).