Beat Bureaucracy

We help you shred red tape

Have you been turned down or knocked around by a bureaucracy?
It happens to all of us. Don’t give up, we can help. Roll up your sleeves.
 

 
 

Sometimes All You Can Do Is Laugh

 

K.I.S.S. a Bureaucrat

When you appeal a decision, use the Four Simple Rules for Beating Bureaucracy.

 

You can learn more about bureaucracy by googling red tape

Strategize for Success

Select from the Red Tape Cutters’ Strategy Toolkit  to get a bureaucratic decision reversed.

Complain Effectively 

Bureaucrats live on the Planet Paperland. Show them you know how to fight on their turf. Use the Sample Letter of Complaint as a model.

Get Into Game Shape 

Muscle up by solving the five-pack of challenging case studies in Self-Training for Bureaucracy Battlers.

Don't Go Solo

There are individuals and organizations that can support your cause. Before you surrender to fatigue and frustration, read Get Help.

The J Factor 

A small percentage of bureaucrats and a small percentage of clients are jerks. The Bureaucracy Navigator proposes an antidote to their toxic behaviour.

Inspirational Quotations For Your Wall

How about “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.” Our Quotations page serves up a feisty feast.

Sometimes All You Can Do Is Laugh

At a top-secret lab in an unknown location, scientists have discovered a substance that could destroy all life on Earth, the heaviest element known to man, Administratium. Begin to hyperventilate now.

Bureaucraziness in the news

USA  WHAT IF THAT GUY WITH THE RUPTURED SPLEEN IS A TERRORIST?

Many Haitians injured in the horrific January earthquake could have been saved if they had been airlifted to US hospitals. Homeland Security rules got in the way despite the fact that US hospitals were ready to treat them and aid agencies working in Haiti wanted to coordinate care.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-kahn/cut-the-red-tape-why-hait_b_434209.html

Canada     BUT HE ALWAYS HANDED IN HIS REPORTS ON TIME

A provincial government discovered that one of its social services employees had violated the privacy of hundreds of its clients, including children. It took five weeks to raid his house and arrest him and, after he returned to work, another five months before his computer access was revoked and he was fired.
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=ab0d470b-e06d-4322-821b-330c8e574596

Russia          “IF THEY DELAY, THEY MUST PAY”

No, that isn’t OJ Simpson's lawyer Johnnie Cochrane speaking (he’s dead), it’s the Russian government. A law that obliges the government to pay compensation for excessive delays in the legal process caused by red-tape hold-ups has come into force. Actual consequences for bureaucratic foot-dragging?! Pravda or propaganda?
http://rt.com/Politics/2010-05-04/victims-court-delays-compensation.html

USA            WHERE’S MY CZECH BOOK?

New York City is overhauling how it administers $4 billion in contracts awarded to non-profit social services agencies. The agencies, even those that have no religious affiliation, are praying for deliverance. What’s the current system like? “Have you read Kafka?” asks one executive director. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/nyregion/19contracts.html