We often seek to fix organizational problems, or set organizational agendas, through committees. Committee work almost always seeks the “average,” like water seeks it’s own level.
Sticking with that analogy, the result is the same as that between observing a stagnant pond or observing a magnificent waterfall, both the result of water seeking its own level.
Our policies/procedures in organizations either activate and encourage energy, growth, and the carving of new paths (like the waterfall), OR they promote the status quo, stagnation, and slow but certain death (like the stagnant pond).
We get to choose…