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11 October 2006

The wrong model produces the wrong outcomes

We cannot emphasize the point enough: the art and science of intelligence is fundamentally different than any other profession in existence. For sure, there are parallels of concept, and many areas of multidisciplinary overlap; but it is a true and pure form of knowledge work that cannot be obtained by simple applying titles and creating new boxes on organograms within legacy bureaucracies. Those organizations will not value the intelligence function, and what is not valued is not resourced, recognized, rewarded, or retained.

Thus a profound tip of the hat to the comments over at GroupIntel regarding the great analytical and other dysfunctions reported in open media regarding that most ossified of bureaucracies at the Bureau…..