John Hollon's 2015 article arguing for establishing a "Bad Management Day" came at a fortuitous time. It was just a few months over ten years ago when I presented my general framework on organizational failure. I was just finishing up my PhD coursework in public administration. I had decided to do a deep investigation of why government projects failed. From that, in March 2005, I presented my general framework.
Seven years later, I reexamined my framework to see how well it stood up with new organizational failures. I would say that the framework is still a robust explainer for organizational failure. I am planning to revisit the framework this summer to further develop it. And, develop a organizational success framework.
So, for the next five days leading up to June 25th and the 141st anniversary of Little Bighorn, I will be revisiting some of my favorite articles on organizational failure with a more hopeful article on Bad Management Day's Eve.