Tuesday, August 4, 2009
What's your ratio?
The New York City school system, like so many giant bureaucracies reputedly has more people managing teachers than teachers. The US Military operates in much the same way. We have nearly two-million people in uniform, but our capabilities are stretched when 100,000 soldiers or 1/20th, are in the field. Because most of those two-million are administrators. Most organizations run this way, including of course, advertising agencies. In fact, assuming you still have a job, look around your agency. How many people make the product (ads) versus how many people administer timesheets or tell you you can't have a certain technology that will make your ads better.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 9:03 AM